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Coleus hybrids            (COLE-ee-uhs) 


Annual                        Shade   


 Height 18 -  24 inches       Spread 18 - 24 inches   Spacing 12 - 18 inches


HABIT:           Colorful leaves of red, yellow, orange, green, and all combinations. Dies at frost, very tender.

CULTURE:     Needs shade, drainage, moisture, and protection from wind. Keep flowers pinched off. 
The sun coleus can be grown in full sun.

USES:             Summer color, border, or mass. Containers or hanging baskets.

PROBLEMS:  Slugs, snails, mealybugs, and aphids.

NOTES:          Roots easily in water and can be grown indoors. Native to the tropics.


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