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By: The National Gardening Association Photo: Payne’s Nurseries
Introduction to Coleus If you’re looking for a plant with nonstop color, consider coleus. Grown for their ornamental foliage, coleus varieties offer an astonishing range of leaf sizes, shapes, colors, and patterning. This variety, along with the plants’ adaptability to shade and its easy-care nature, have helped coleus become a popular plant for containers and mixed plantings.
About Coleus In its native habitat in southeast Asia, coleus is a perennial, and it can be grown as such in tropical and subtropical regions where temperatures remain above freezing. Elsewhere, this striking plant is usually grown as an annual to brighten and bring color to shade and part-shade gardens. Few plants can top coleus when it comes to versatility and variety. The allure of coleus lies in its foliage, and there is an incredible array of choices.
Although the leaves of some coleus are a single color, most varieties boast multicolored foliage in hues of red, pink, orange, yellow, cream, chartreuse, green, burgundy, and/or dark purple. Some feature contrasting leaf margins or veins, while others are randomly blotched with color. Leaf size and shape also vary widely; some have broad, flat leaves, while others have elongated, lobed, scalloped, toothed, and/or ruffled foliage. Plant breeders continue to produce new varieties, including some that thrive in full sun. Unlike most plants that have colorful flowers adorning green foliage, the entire coleus plant is colorful. This allows you to arrange plants in dramatic blocks of bold color or creatively combine them with blooming annuals and perennials. One of their most popular uses is to brighten up shady spots where there are limited options for flowering plants.
Most of the coleus plants commonly available to home gardeners are Coleus scutellarioides (note that the scientific name has changed several times as botanists reclassify the plant so you may see it listed under different names). No matter what the name, coleus never fails to please. They’re members of the mint family, which hints at their ease of propagation: new plants can easily be grown from stem cuttings.
Growing Zones for Coleus Coleus plants are hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-11. In colder regions, the plant is grown as an annual. Some gardeners overwinter the plant indoors or root cuttings to grow through the winter for replanting in spring.
Choosing a Site to Grow Coleus Coleus plants need well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. Most varieties perform best in part shade where their vibrant colors really pop; full sun can bleach the foliage colors. Versatile and adaptable, coleus are well-suited to mixing in with perennials, planting in groups for dramatic drifts of color, or growing in containers to brighten porch, patio, deck, or entryway. Some newer varieties have been bred to thrive in full sun, though even these varieties will benefit from some afternoon shade. Indoors, give coleus plants bright light.