I’m so pleased that I included versatile coleus in some of my plantings this summer — I’d forgotten what a pretty foliage plant it is. There are some wonderful new colours for coleus, including chocolate browns, rusts, golds and other fallish colours. This little fellow is just setting out its bloom which I will probably pinch off to encourage a fuller plant. :) Odd that such vibrantly coloured leaves have such pastel flowers.
seeds, stem cuttings
shade or partial shade
- Foliage Color
red, green, pink, white, purple and yellow (and now browns, rusts, etc.)
- Bloom Time
late summer. blooms should be pinched off.
- Soil Requirements
neutral or alkaline pH, moist soil
Border, Container, Indoors, Greenhouse, foliage can be used in cut arrangements.