Variegated Sun ColeusFlameThrower Chipotle Sun Coleus has narrow, pointed leaves that are dark red in the center with lime green outer margins. This new series has a more compact habit that makes it well suited for small pots and mixed containers. Whether in sun or shade, FlameThrower makes a big impact. 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 16″ to 20” apart.

Height: Grows 18″ to 24″ tall.

How To Grow: Plant in part sun.

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

Picture © 2015 Ball Horticultural Company

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