coleus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coleus any of various Old World tropical plants of the genus Coleus having multicolored decorative leaves and spikes of blue flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Coleus (Bot) A plant of several species of the Mint family, cultivated for its bright-colored or variegated leaves.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
[NL., fr. Gr. a sheath; -- referring to the manner in which the stamens are united.]

Usage

In literature:

Begonias, fuchsias, heliotrope and coleus are often used.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
Make it a point to keep the larger-growing kinds, such as Coleus, Pyrethrum and Centaurea, under six inches in height rather than over it.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
Begin with some of the common herbaceous bedding-plants, such as geranium, coleus, or fuschia.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Commence bedding out this month and continue all through, reserving tender things such as coleus till the last.
"Small Gardens" by Violet Purton Biddle
Coleus, geraniums, fuchsias, and nearly all the common greenhouse and house plants, are propagated by these Cuttings or slips.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
More and more we are getting away from the cold, stiff planting of Canna, Coleus, and Salvia.
"Beautiful Gardens in America" by Louise Shelton
The coleus, as a window plant, affords fine color effects, but the plant is too tender to be agreeable for house-culture.
"A Garden with House Attached" by Sarah Warner Brooks
We do not know who is the author of this very interesting autobiography of an old and popular Coleus.
"Talks about Flowers." by M. D. Wellcome
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In news:

Increasing Female Attraction With Coleus forskohlii Root and Black Tea .
Increasing Female Attraction With Coleus forskohlii Root and Black Tea.
Versatile coleus varieties are already popular with consumers, but they're also providing many new possibilities for growers.
Jazz up your space with coleus .
Coleus duo low-maintenance pair for spring-to-frost color.
Courtesy of Carol T Bradford NEWER COLEUS VARIETIES are grown commercially from cuttings.
Coleus has had a long run in gardens and greenhouses since 19th-century explorers brought this garish, nettle-leafed plant back from Java to help satisfy the Victorian mania for tropical plants.
An illustration provided by North Carolina State University of the rate effect of increasing paclobutrazol in coleus.
Last spring I had lots of luck starting seed of coleus, impatiens, zinnias, marigolds, and vinca with just one fluorescent light.
Jazz up your space with coleus.
Coleus has had a long run in gardens and greenhouses since 19th-century explorers brought this garish, nettle-leafed plant back from Java to help satisfy the Victorian mania for tropical plants.
Solenostemon 'Chocolate Mint' is a rich new coleus with mahogany velvet leaves edged in chartreuse.
Coleus, polka-dot plant and caladiums provide bright splashes of color with their variegated foliage.
Cluster plants such as coleus, dusty miller, and tender herbs on a side table with a few found objects mixed in.
It's also time to pinch back mums, coleus and impatiens.
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