Coleus is a stunning garden accent that can be planted in pots, as edging, in mass planting or as beautiful landscape filler. Coleus is prized for its vivid chartreus leaves, which are veined with deep purple. It will grow spikes of purple flowers, but these are often trimmed away because they can detract from the plant’s foliage growth and send the plant into decline. Coleus is a tropical plant that thrives in temperatures between 70 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and it cannot withstand temperatures below 60. For that reason, it’s often planted as an annual in the United States, but it also thrives indoor during the winter. Plant Coleus in partial shade. The plant must be kept moist, but requires well-drained soil.
- Garden greenery boasts stunning chartreus leaves with deep purple veining.
- Spiky purple or yellow flowers are often pruned away to encourage ample foliage growth.
- Tropical plant is most often grown as an annual in the United States, but it can be overwintered indoors.
- This shade-resistant, heat-tolerant plant is perfect for shade gardens, containers, edging and as landscape filler.
- Coleus grows 24 to 36 inches tall and spreads 12 to 16 inches.