AAS WINNER DETAILS
Winner Type: National
Variety Name: Main Street Beale Street
Common Name: Coleus
Type: Flowers from cuttings
Breeder: Dummen Orange
Close Market Comparison: Colorblaze Rediculous, Ruby Slipper
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun, partial sun, shade
Water Needs: Normal
Deadhead: Not needed
Staking Required: No
Foliage Color: Red
Plant Habit: Upright bushy
Plant Height: 24-36 inches
Bloom Time: Does not bloom
Bloom Color: NA
IN THE GARDEN
Weather Tolerance: Rain, wind, heat
Garden Spacing: 12-16 inches
Low Edging: Yes
Tall Background: Yes
Cut Flower: Yes
HOW TO GROW
Coleus are one of the easiest foliage additions to gardens and containers. Main Street Coleus are unique because they can be grown in full sun or full shade, making it an ideal foliage item to tie the whole yard design together. Main Street Beale Street will thrive in almost any soil conditions, as long as they are provided with plenty of water and fertilized every 2 to 3 weeks.
- “Outstanding coleus with deep red foliage that hardly flowers even late in the season.”
- “Holds very nicely in the garden and keep the rich red color in the sun or shade.”
- “Foliage color of the entry was a darker color and showed no bleaching compared to the two comparison varieties.”
- “The foliage remained a rich bright red and showed no sign of bleaching in the sun. The plant habit was similar to comparisons but was still a little more full and robust.”
- “This coleus is the real deal! It is a darker red than the competition and requires so little work since it flowers much later than the other coleus. The entry maintains its color later into the season and did not fleck until much later than the competition. This plant lived up to all the breeder claims!”
David Hames –
We grew this coleus in a container and it was a standout all summer long. No need for punching or pruning either! This will be one of my new favorites for sure.
Sean and Allison McManus –
Main Street Beale Street performed very well in our Pacific Northwest climate and zone 8b. With its intense reddish-burgundy foliage, it grabbed our attention from all over our yard. We will definitely grow it again!
Jeni Cullen, Cincinnati OH –
I grow many varieties of coleus in the landscape of Krohn Conservatory, and this one performed beautifully even under very difficult conditions. ‘Beale Street’ rivals ‘Rediculous’ for color, vigor, and attention-grabbing abilities. I will definitely grow it again!
Pat Racey –
Beautiful, healthy, hardy plant. Easy to grow and maintain. One of my all time favorites.
Deb Wiley, Des Moines, Iowa –
Main Street Beale Street coleus glows! The color is a rich burgundy, grown as it is in my yard with morning sun and afternoon shade. As you can see from the photo, it also plays well with others. This is a “little black dress” type of plant that goes with almost anything you can put with it. I plan to grow it again and again.