Grown for its foliage, Coleus is one of the easiest and most diverse foliage in and out of the garden. Coleus can be used in garden beds, containers, and patio pots and then brought indoors for winter color!
Coleus Care in the Garden:
Coleus are quite tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. They enjoy the heat (below 95 degrees F) and languish below 55 degrees F. Cold, overly damp soils can result in leaf drop and encourage disease. Plant coleus after any danger of frost has passed when soil temperatures have warmed sufficiently and evening temperatures are above 60 degrees F. Avoid too wet or too dry conditions and the extremes of a significantly low (or high) pH. Light fertilization is recommended, particularly in containers.