Which coleus is good for full sun?

Which coleus is good for full sun?

Here are some coleus varieties that are good for full sun: Wasabi coleus. ColorBlaze coleus. Redhead.

Is there a full sun coleus?

Conditions: Coleus are tender tropicals that are generally grown as annuals because they are hardy only in USDA Hardiness Zone 11. They like warm soils with decent drainage. They are not happy in overly dry conditions. Coleus will grow in full sun to medium shade, but their colors are most vivid in full sun.

Do sun coleus come back every year?

Coleus is a perennial, a tropical shrub, that is not hardy except in warm, frost-free zones. Cannas are reliably hardy in the ground outside from around Zone 7 and upward (warmer.) Here in the Chicagoland area, zone 5, Coleus is grown as an annual.

Are coleus hard to grow from seed?

The answer is, yes, and quite easily. Taking coleus cuttings or growing coleus from seed is quite easy. Keep reading to learn more about how to propagate coleus.

Is coleus toxic to dogs?

Like many other essential oils, the oil from the coleus is toxic to your dog and can be absorbed through the skin immediately, causing irritation and possible burns to the skin and depression of the central nervous system.

Where is the best place to plant coleus?

Plant coleus in a sunny or partly shaded spot, in moist but well-drained soil. Coleus are low growing, so they look best at the front of a border, combined with other bedding plants, or in pot on a patio. If you’re growing coleus as a house plant, grow it in a bright spot that gets a little direct sun.

How long does it take to grow coleus from seed?

12-21 days
Keep the soil moist at 65-85 degrees. Coleus can benefit with bottom heat. Seedlings emerge in 12-21 days. As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night.

When should I plant coleus seeds?

Although coleus seeds may be sown at any time of the year when warmth can be furnished, seeds sown during February will produce plants of just the right size for outdoor use in May. Perfect for the spring growing season. NOTE: Coleus does not like cold. Plants outdoors after the last frost.

Can you keep coleus as a houseplant?

Growing coleus plants indoors isn’t at all difficult but does require a few basic needs when it comes to light and temperature. Coleus likes bright light, but be careful of intense sunlight. Coleus as an indoor plant performs best in temperatures between 60 and 75 F.

How can I make my coleus grow faster?

Keep them indoors in a sunny window, and wait to move them outside until nighttime temperatures stay in the 50s. Coleus won’t grow any faster if you put them out early, and you could actually stunt their growth or they might die, even if temperatures stay above freezing.

How do I make my coleus bushy?

You can make coleus bushy by routinely pinching the stems and leaves from the plant. Over time, the main stem or trunk of your coleus will become strong and support a larger, fuller plant. Regular feeding with a diluted liquid fertilizer can also promote growth.

Is coleus easy to grow?

Coleus is probably one of the easiest plants to grow and propagate. Coleus can be added to beds and borders for interest or grown in containers. They need fertile, well-draining soil and usually perform best in areas with partial shade, though many varieties can also tolerate sun.

Is Coleus a sun or shade plant?

Sun Tolerant Coleus Coleus have historically been considered shade plants, and most benefit from protection from mid-day sun. The coleus in this category are the best at tolerating full sun. Make sure to harden-off your coleus and acclimate them to full sun conditions before planting.

What is the best Coleus to grow in Florida?

FlameThrower Spiced Curry is a distinctive coleus that thrives in sun or shade, has golden-yellow foliage accented with purple markings, and stays shorter than older varieties. It grows only 24 inches tall and wide. Lime Time coleus was a top variety in our Florida gardens, showing off bright chartreuse-green foliage both in sun and shade.

Can Coleus be a heirloom?

A compact heirloom coleus for dappled sun, lovely growing in a container in the company of potted fuchsias and begonias to create an instant garden. A graceful beauty with a waterfall of lance-shaped leaves in green, bronze, and coral.

How big does a redhead Coleus get?

A cinch to grow in sun or shade, Redhead coleus offers rich red-purple foliage and a practically indestructible nature! Reaching 36 inches tall and wide, it adds bold color to landscapes and containers. Stained Glassworks Luminesce is a delightful coleus that has hot pink foliage with dark green accents.