A fave back in Victorian times during the “Coleus Craze” when people went cuckoo for Coleus, it’s easy to see why folks loved this deep purple-black, velvety soft leaved gem.
Coleus (Solenostemon x hybridus 'Giant Exhibition Palisandra')
Color changing on seed leaves
Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, NJ. Copyright Karl Gercens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. http://www.karlgercens.com/