'Alligator Tears' coleus

Solenostemon scutellarioides Colorblaze® 'Alligator Tears'™

Photo/Illustration: 
Antonio Reis
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'Alligator Tears' coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides Colorblaze® 'Alligator Tears'™)
Genus:  Solenostemon
Green and cream never looked so good. This versatile color combo makes 'Alligator Tears' a go-to for foliage in container gardens.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Green leaves with a creamy center, on longer and serrated leaves.
Propagation:  Coleus are easy to grow from cuttings. Wait to put plants outdoors until spring nights remain above 50°F.
Problems:  Generally trouble-free, but watch for aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites on overwintered plants indoors.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Late Summer,
Summer
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Style
Beds and Borders,
Color,
Combinations,
Container
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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