Coleus hybrids  (COLE-ee-uhs)



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. 

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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