Sunday, October 15, 2023

Fall: Coleus in the Garden

 Come end of August, my sunpatiens are long and leggy, so after pulling them up, I love to plant coleus in the garden. The colors of coleus lend to the seasonal hues of Fall. 

My go-to plant nursery: Perino's

Coleus comes in an array of foliage colors, including red, pink, orange, yellow, chartreuse, green, burgundy and purple. Leaves 1-6” long can be pointed, oval or scalloped, many with intricate veining or patterns. Coleus flower in late summer, with blue flower spikes that are often trimmed off for a neater appearance. Though most are bush types, there are trailing varieties as well.  

Tolerant of sun, shade and heat, coleus is a quick grower that can be massed in the landscape, used as a filler element in a container, or allowed to cascade in a hanging basket or window box. With hundreds of different varieties to choose from, there’s a coleus to suit any garden style or color scheme.

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Coleus in the Garden, y'all!

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