- Plant Type: Annual
- Sun: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Plant Size: 12 to 24 inches tall
A sister to the longstanding shade performer, sun coleus offers the same brilliant foliage options for sunnier garden spots. The wide variety of leaf shapes and color combinations provides infinite options for the creative gardener. Plant after all danger of frost is passed.
Plant Spacing: 12-18 inches
Secrets to Success »
Plant in rich soil and keep moist. If sun coleus wilts from lack of water, it can revive quickly with a deep soaking. Count on coleus to provide endless color in rainy seasons when other flowers decrease in blooms. Plant after last spring frost. Pinch back to encourage a bushier growth habit.
Colorful coleus is a great filler for containers and window boxes, and is also showy in landscape beds. Cut stems can be used in floral arrangements if placed in water immediately. The coleus cuttings will begin sending out roots quickly and create new plants.
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- Plant in a mass for colorful impact
- Pair with sun-loving plants like bronze-leafed begonias, salvia, Ipomoea (sweet potato vine) and purple fountain grass.