My favorite coleus, really shines in containers with the white little blooms of allysum.
- Sun or Shade
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
FeaturesDo you BELIEVE in LOVE at first sight?
Coppery-orange foliage on well-branched plants. Sun to shade tolerant and great in both landscapes and containers.Award WinnerAdaptable As HouseplantFoliage InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryHarmful To:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:TallGarden Height:24 - 40 InchesSpacing:18 - 24 InchesSpread:18 - 36 InchesFoliage Colors:OrangeFoliage Shade:Copper-orangeHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun or ShadeMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Great in both landscapes and containers. It performs well in both sun and shade.Maintenance Notes:
Many people feel that coleus look best before they flower. We have worked hard to choose coleus that bloom late in the season or not at all. To keep foliage in top shape, pinch off the blooms as they appear if you wish.
Rules of Thumb for Overwintering Plants Indoors:
1. Choose only healthy plants
2. Bring Plants indoors before frost damages foliage
3. Treat for disease and insects before bringing plants indoors
4. Place in bright areas and add humidity using pebble trays or spray bottles
5. Be careful not to over water
6 When active growth starts in spring fertilize and prune as needed
7. Introduce your plants slowly to outdoor conditions in spring
An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.
Carolyn, Missouri, United States, 1 year ago
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