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Jackie Buckley: Coleus Plants

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This week on Country Morning Today, Jackie Buckley from the Morton County Extension Agency visited with us about versatile Coleus plants. They can be used either as house plants or to add some color to your garden.

Bright Foliage – Brilliancy – Electric Lime – Henna – Wizard Pastel

ColorBlaze Dark Star - Coleus

Stunning, dark purple foliage all summer.

Award Winner

Adaptable As Houseplant

Foliage Interest

Heat Tolerant

Deadheading Not Necessary

Attracts: Birds, Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Characteristics

Garden Height: 24 Inches                   Spacing: 12 - 16 Inches

Foliage Colors: Purple                         Foliage Shade: Black/Purple

Habit: Upright

 

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: Sun or Shade Bloom Time:  Grown for Foliage Hardy Temperature:  35°F

 

Uses: Landscape -  Container Uses Notes: Use in beds, borders and containers

Duration: Annual                                 Maintenance Category: Easy

Maintenance Notes: Many people feel that coleus look best before they flower. We have worked hard to choose coleus that bloom late in the season or not at all. To keep foliage in top shape, pinch off the blooms as they appear if you wish.

 

Spreader – Garnet Robe – Inky Fingers – Lava Rose – Trailing Green Olives

Chocolate drop Coleus

Lobed, rounded green leaves have a deep crimson center and crimson venation

Award Winner - Adaptable As Houseplant - Foliage Interest - Heat Tolerant - Deadheading Not Necessary

Attracts: Birds - Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Characteristics

Garden Height: 16 Inches                  Spacing: 12 - 18 Inches

Foliage Shade: Multicolored               Habit: Trailing

Container Role: Spiller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: Sun or Shade

Bloom Time: Grown for Foliage

Hardy Temperature: 35°F

Uses: Landscape -  Container

Uses Notes:  Trailing habit is great in beds, containers and combinations

 

The Big Guys – Big Echilada – Gold Giant – Japanese Giant – SuperSun Plum Parfait

Big Red Judy

A large, bold, textural plant with rich red leaves and an upright habit

Award Winner - Adaptable As Houseplant

Heat Tolerant  - Deadheading Not Necessary

Attracts: Birds- Hummingbirds

Characteristics

Height Category: Medium

Garden Height: 48 Inches                                            Spacing: 24 - 36 Inches

Foliage Colors: Red                                                      Foliage Shade: Red

Habit: Upright                                                              Container Role: Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: Sun or Shade                                Bloom Time: Grown for Foliage

Uses: Landscape - Container                           Uses Notes: Use in containers, mixed containers and beds

Duration: Annual                                              Water Category: Average

Maintenance Category: Easy

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