Coleus Coerulescens - Plant
Description for Coleus Coerulescens
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerates wide range of soils except heavy, poorly drained ones. Prefers rich, moist soils with light to moderate shade.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Blue spur flower, false boldo,||Blue/white, pink/white, red/white||April to May||2 to 2.50 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Coleus has long been considered a shade plant but the best leaf color is achieved with morning sun and some degree of afternoon shade. Many varieties do well in both shade and part-sun. Some can take quite a bit of sun as long as they are not allowed to dry out.
|Full sun to part shade||Well-drained soil||Average Water Needs,Water regularly, do not overwater||60 degrees F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Coleus Coerulescens
- Pinch just above a set of leaves or branching junction for the best appearance; don t leave a stub. Some gardeners leave the small flowers, but it s best to pinch them off to direct more energy into stem and foliage growth. Coleus left to flower may lose vigor as the plant puts energy into seed production.
Typical uses of Coleus Coerulescens
Special features: Borders, rock gardens, cottage gardens, open shade gardens, woodland gardens or naturalized areas. Also a good selection for a hummingbird garden. Continue to water plants after bloom to enjoy the ground cover effect of the foliage. Best in large clumps or massed.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.