- Type: Annual
- Light: Sun to part shade
- Height: 12 to 24 inches
- Spacing: 9 to 15 inches
- Plant Size: 12 to 24 inches tall
Coleus has brilliant leaves that enliven garden beds, especially when combined with begonias, salvia, and other plants for contrast. It used to be that coleus was considered a shade plant, but over the years, plant breeders have selected varieties especially suited to full sun. Plants are avaialbe in a wide range of color, with leaves of many sizes and shapes.
Uniform plants branch at the base so that even one plant makes a sizeable show. Plant several for an easy sweep of color. Also eye-catching in baskets and containers, coleus proves its worth in warm weather with long-lasting color that is appreciated everywhere, but especially in areas where rain pounds summer flowers. The great thing about the colorful leaves is that they stay colorful for a long, long time.
Plant after all danger of frost is past. Space transplants 9 to 15 inches apart. Pinch off the flowers or leggy shoots when they appear to keep plants bushy. Keep soil evenly moist.
Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available at your local stores, as we select and sell varieties best suited to the growing conditions in each region.