coleus-versa-watermelonVersa Watermelon Sun Coleus leaves will remind you of a slice of their namesake. The red leaves are edged with green in the spring and then turn a deep pink.  A small line of yellow will then form in between the pink and green.  This variety will bloom late but can be pinched to give it a clean look.

There are so many different varieties of sun coleus on the market now, there is one for everyone’s taste. Versa Watermelon Sun Coleus has attractive foliage that adds contrast to landscapes and containers. They are called ‘Sun Coleus’ due to the ability of these varieties to perform well in full sun and should not be confused with regular coleus varieties that require shade. Sun Coleuses are probably one of the easiest annuals to grow.

*We no longer grow this item, but feel free to peruse the information.

Size: #4.5

Spacing: Plant 12″ to 24” apart.

Height: Grows 20″ to 24″ tall.

How To Grow: Plant in full sun to full shade.

Outstanding Features: Sun Coleus can tolerate full sun and that’s what they are all about, but most coleus grow best in semi-shade. Great color can be added to the garden by mass planting coleus.

Tips: Keep moist in well-drained soil. For bushier coleus, pinch off flower stalks and other spindly stems.

Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Landscapes

Photo Courtesy of

Peace Farm Organics
February 2020
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