Annual. Add some gorgeous, deep color
to shady areas with this striking
coleus. This compact, bushy plant
brings a hot blush to the front of
the border with hues of purple,
red and black. The unusual colors
combined with the puckered leaf
shapes provide ultimate visual
interest. It’s a perfect accent
to any bright colored leaves or
flowers. Wonderful in containers,
inside or out! Grown as an annual, but perennial in USDA zones 11 and warmer.
Shade to part sun
Days to Emerge:
When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks
after average last frost.
When to start inside: RECOMMENDED.
6 to 8 weeks before average last frost
for transplanting outside. Any time of year
when grown as a houseplant.
Special germination instructions:
Coleus seed requires light to germinate.
Press seed into soil surface; do not cover
with soil. Keep moist.
Artist: Susan Helen Strok