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Coleus

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Common Name: coleus

Type: Herbaceous perennial

Family: Lamiaceae

Native Range: Malaysia, southeastern Asia

Zone: 10 to 11

Height: 0.50 to 3.00 feet

Spread: 0.50 to 3.00 feet

Bloom Time: Flowers not showy

Sun: Part shade to full shade

Water: Medium

Suggested Use: Annual

Leaf: Colorful, Evergreen

Tolerate: Heavy Shade

Grower Information: Winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-11.  Grow in moist, organically rich, loose soils in part shade. Tolerates full shade. Some recently developed cultivars tolerate full sun. Soils must not be allowed to dry out. Remove flower spikes as they appear. Pinch plant stem tips to keep plants compact . Containers may be brought inside in fall before frost for overwintering. Similarly, favorite plants may be dug and potted in fall for overwintering as houseplants.

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Coleus

Coleus Image

Common Name: coleus

Type: Herbaceous perennial

Family: Lamiaceae

Native Range: Malaysia, southeastern Asia

Zone: 10 to 11

Height: 0.50 to 3.00 feet

Spread: 0.50 to 3.00 feet

Bloom Time: Flowers not showy

Sun: Part shade to full shade

Water: Medium

Suggested Use: Annual

Leaf: Colorful, Evergreen

Tolerate: Heavy Shade

Grower Information: Winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-11.  Grow in moist, organically rich, loose soils in part shade. Tolerates full shade. Some recently developed cultivars tolerate full sun. Soils must not be allowed to dry out. Remove flower spikes as they appear. Pinch plant stem tips to keep plants compact . Containers may be brought inside in fall before frost for overwintering. Similarly, favorite plants may be dug and potted in fall for overwintering as houseplants.