“Carefree” coleus is an easy-to-grow annual foliage plant that adapts well to hanging baskets and container gardens where its sprawling stems can drape over the edge of the planter. You also can plant it in landscape beds where it will intertwine with flowering annuals and perennials to brighten shady nooks.
Type of Plant : Flower
Sun Exposure : Part shade (the amount of sun exposure can affect the color of the foliage)
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy
Coleus can be added to beds and borders or grown in containers. They need fertile, well-draining soil and typically perform best in areas with partial shade, though many can can also tolerate sun.
They need to be kept moist, especially newly planted coleus. Once they have been established into their growing area, watering can be less frequent. Although it’s not required, the plants can also be given a boost of half-strength liquid fertilizer during their active growth in spring and summer.
Coleus has some of the most stunningly colored foliage—in combinations of green, yellow, pink, red, maroon, etc. Coleus also have a wide variety of leaf sizes and overall shapes. This means that no matter what area you are looking to put coleus, you can find one that will be perfect.