About Shiny Shoes
Small near-black leaves are thick and almost heart-shaped with a pebbly, glossy surface and scalloped edges. Looks very much like a dark purple shiso (Perilla frutescens). Rarely blooms. Also known as patent leather coleus.
About Coleus, Sun
With a wide variety of leaf colors and shapes, coleus are fun to mix and match with flowers and other coleus varieties. Easy to grow, propagate from cuttings, and over-winter. These coleus varieties enjoy full or part sun, and often have more vivid colors with more sun.