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Now that fall is here, we have limited our stock for online purchase. Find Monrovia plants at your local garden center. Pre-order for 2023 will be available later this year. ×

FlameThrower™ Coleus

Solenostemon scutellariodes FlameThrower™ Series Patented

Exquisite multi-colored foliage on an upright, compact plant that tolerates full sun and shade. Use as a single or mixed color planting for stunning color and texture to edge a border, or as a container specimen. Perfect for high-impact in the heat of summer. Grown year-round in temperate, frost-free regions; treat as an annual elsewhere.
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11: Perennial
Grow as Annual in all zones

Good to Grow...for one season:


Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly to maintain semi-moist soil.


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Botanical Pronunciationsol-en-oh-STEM-on
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 18 to 24 in. tall, 16 to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimePrized for Foliage
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleContemporary, Tropical
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Accent, Edging, Hanging Basket
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fast Growing
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain semi-moist soil.

Easily grown in average to rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Protect from harsh afternoon sun in extremely hot climates. Stems may be pinched back lightly mid-season to encourage dense new growth. Feed monthly. Hardy to 40°F.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Grow As Annual in All Zones