from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant of several species of the Mint family, cultivated for its bright-colored or variegated leaves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of labiate herbs and shrubs, of tropical Asia and Africa, in general cultivation for their brilliant foliage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various Old World tropical plants of the genus Coleus having multicolored decorative leaves and spikes of blue flowers
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Plectranthus caninus (also known as Coleus canina).
Make it a point to keep the larger-growing kinds, such as Coleus,
Heuchera Coral Bells: The Coleus du jour, with many leaf colors to choose from and flower spikes in summer.
I paired mine up with a yellow striped Hosta, multi colored Coleus and a gorgeous yellow Nonstop Begonia.
Coleus are so sensitive to cold, they are always the first thing to go here when the cold weather comes in fall.
Coleus are about the easiest thing there is to root.
Cuttings were also taken of Coleus ‘Inky Fingers’.
Coleus ‘Inky Fingers’ in a purple pot with a resident Green Man lives in the protection from sun and some rain under the wooden ramp to the garage deck.
One of the flowers was Mexican Heather and there were some vari-colored Coleus, and some other flowers that I was not familiar with.
Coleus ‘Freckles’ hints of rusty orange in the darker portions of the leaves.