Coleus canina 'Scaredy Cat'

Solenostemon scutellarioides | Painted Nettle, Coleus blumei var. verschaffeltii

Tender Perennial

What is Tender Perennial?
66% (58 Reviews)

Perfect natural deterrent to cats

Practical, attractive green leaves and blue flowers in summer

Drought tolerant and easy to grow

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This easy to grow Coleus Canina keeps cats, dogs, rabbits and foxes away from your garden, also known as the ‘Scaredy Cat’ Plant. It produces an odour that cats in particular find offensive. It will be at its most effective when planted in a sunny spot, because the odour gets stronger the hotter leaves become – fortunately the odour is barely obvious to humans! Coleus Caninai is easy to grow and will thrive on neglect as it is a naturally drought tolerant plant. It even produces attractive blue flowers during the summer months and early autumn. Height: 45cm (18").

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.


12 scaredy cat jumbo plug plants (KB7881)
6 scaredy cat jumbo plug plants (KB7880)

Pot up plug plants into 9cm pots and grow them on in warm frost free conditions for transplanting into borders and containers later on.
Acclimatise Scaredy Cat plants to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days after all risk of frost has passed. Plant in any well drained soil in full sun or part shade. Feed and water plants regularly.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £5.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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