Cherry Coleus

Chocolate Covered Cherry Coleus is a dwarf variety of sun coleus that holds it’s color throughout the season.  The colorful leaves have rose in the middle surrounded by a dark mahogany shade and are edged by a thin band of green.  There are other members of the Chocolate line that work well with the Chocolate Covered Cherry.  With so many different varieties of sun coleus on the market now, there is one for everyone’s taste. Sun Coleus has attractive foliage that add contrast to landscapes and containers. They are called ‘Sun Coleus’ due to the ability of these varieties to perform well in full sun and should not be confused with regular coleus varieties that require shade. Sun Coleus are probably one of the easiest annuals to grow.

Size: #4.5

Spacing: Plant 12″ to 18” apart.

Height: Grows 12″ to 14″ tall.

How To Grow: Plant in full sun to full shade.

Outstanding Features: Sun Coleus can tolerate full sun and that’s what they are all about, but most coleus grow best in semi-shade. Great color can be added to the garden by mass planting coleus.

Tips: All coleus need plenty of water. For bushier coleus, pinch off flower stalks and other spindly stems.

Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Landscapes

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