any of several tropical Asian or African plants belonging to the genus Coleus, of the mint family, certain species of which are cultivated for their showy, colored foliage and blue flowers.
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How to use coleus in a sentence
Give the coleus about six inches of lee-way, also the Centaurea.Amateur Gardencraft | Eben E. Rexford
Among foliage plants such things as coleus, dusty miller, begonia, and some geraniums are adaptable.The Practical Garden-Book | C. E. Hunn
Even iresine (better known as Achyranthes Verschaffeltii) united with coleus and grew for a time.
A coleus cion was placed upon a tomato plant and was simply bound with raffia.
A Canna of rich, dark green would make a fine centre plant for a bed in which red coleus served as a background.Amateur Gardencraft | Eben E. Rexford
British Dictionary definitions for coleus
any plant of the Old World genus Coleus: cultivated for their variegated leaves, typically marked with red, yellow, or white: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
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