Coleus - Garden Basics - Flower - Annual
This attractive foliage plant is great for containers and underplanting. Although coleus will usually survive in sun, the color of the leaves is enhanced in the shade. Small, insignificant flowers will appear late summer. Pinch off blooms and growing shoots of young plants to encourage bushier foliage. It prefers moist but well drained soil. Common pests to watch for include mealy bug, aphids and whitefly.
seeds, stem cuttings
shade or partial shade
red, green, pink, white, purple and yellow.
late summer. blooms should be pinched off.
neutral or alkaline pH, moist soil
Border, Container, Indoors, Greenhouse, foliage can be used in cut arrangements.