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Coleus

November 2014

QuestionI saw these bright plants in one of the yards close to where I live. I love the pop it gives their yard. Can you possibly tell me what it is and the planting time, and what is the best place to plant it?

 

Answer The plant in question is a summer annual called a coleus.  There are many varieties with colors in solid red like this one (I am guessing it is Red Head), orange, yellow and multi-colored.  Some varieties will take full shade and some full sun, but none will take the cold. They are one of the first to go with a light frost.  

 


 

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