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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Shocker'

Shocker Coleus




Shocker Coleus' attractive serrated pointy leaves remain chartreuse in color with distinctive crimson veins throughout the year on a plant with an upright spreading habit of growth.

Landscape Attributes

Shocker Coleus is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant. The flowers of this plant may actually detract from its ornamental features, so they can be removed as they appear. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Shocker Coleus is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Container Planting;Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Shocker Coleus will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 28 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 22 inches apart. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

Light Requirement:


partial shade



Cold Hardy to Zone:




Soil pH:

Soil Type:

24 inches

28 inches


Deer Resistant:


Fall Color

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