Sign up for our email newsletter and receive occasional garden tips, sale notifications and exclusives!
We use several symbols and abbreviations in our catalog:
: especially fragrant
: great for containers
: great cut flower
: heat and/or drought tolerant
: attracts butterflies
: Honey Bee Favorite
: Native Flower
HA -- Hardy Annual.
Hardy annuals can stand some frost, so sow in the open ground well before the last spring frost date, or, in warm winter areas, sow in fall.
HHA -- Half-hardy Annual.
Half-hardy annuals will survive a very light frost but are planted in the open at the last spring frost date or a little later. They can also be started indoors 6-8 weeks before the last spring frost.
TA -- Tender Annuals.
Tender annuals are warm weather plants that cannot withstand any frost and prefer warm nights. Tender annuals with long weeks to bloom (16-18+) should be started indoors 8-10 weeks before the last spring frost.
For my hot humid climate, Coleosaurus is a star. While other coleus wilt in too much dry sun, this one is very tolerant of missed waterings, and a single cutting will be 2 to 3 feet high and nicely branched by high summer. I bought this when Select Seeds offered it a few years ago, and glad to see it back. I do cuttings each year and they branch nicely even if you don't pinch them. Color will be deeper in shade, brighter in sun. Beautiful either way. Love this coleus. Photo shows the variety of color depending on amount of sun/shade. 6 pots of cuttings from last spring.