Coleus hybrids (Solenostemon scutellarioides)

Coleus hybrids (Solenostemon scutellarioides)

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Description

Excellent as a border in shady areas or interspersed with shade-tolerant perennials that bloom for only a short time. Coleus commands attention with brightly colored, boldly patterned leaves in shades of red, orange, yellow, green, pink, purple, and white.

Maintenance and care:

Pinch off flowers as soon as they appear to keep plant compact and bushy. Regularly pinch back tips to keep bushy. Keep moist but not wet. Expect Coleus to be one of the first plants killed back by fall frosts.

 

Sunlight:

  • part shade

Amount of sun can influence foliage color.

Soil conditions:

  • requires well-drained soil

Prefers moist but well-drained soil, high in organic matter.

Special locations:

  • outdoor containers
  • indoors as a houseplant – Make cuttings or dig plants before frost to overwinter inside. Needs a warm, bright location, and consistent moisture.
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