Coleus is a foliage annual that has become a popular choice for gardeners over the last two years. More and more customers have come to realize that these magical little plants pack a punch of color and offer an amazing variety of shapes and textures. From soft and elegant to bright and bold, there is hardly a color combination you cannot achieve with Coleus. This is a great bedding annual that brings bright color to the landscape at a low cost. If you enjoy finding a plant with a good bang for your buck, coleus is a great option. What really sets coleus apart is the texture of their leaves. Frilly, pointy, and rounded leaves add an amazing texture to any combination planter.
They are also very easy to grow. Although typically grown in the shade many varieties do quite well in the sun. The make an excellent filler or thriller in containers and fill in so nicely as a bedding plant. Since there are no blooms there is no need for dead heading and coleus will thrive all summer long until the first frost.
Looking for inspiration? Visit our Coleus Pinterest Page or take a look at our favorite annual combinations below.
For a pretty purple and green planter try: Superbells Grape. Snow Storm Blue Bubbles and Electric Lime Coleus
For bright & sunny colors try: Supertunia Royal Velvet, Goldilocks Rocks and Florida Sun Rose Coleus (this combo also works well as a bedding combination!)
For a tropical feel try: Oxalis Molten Lava, Infinty Orange and Main Street Dutch Mill Drive Coleus
Want to go all Coleus: Try Henna, Lava Rose (trailing), Rustic Orange and Splish Splash
We have put together our 2016 Coleus Couture Look Book! Download your FREE copy below!