This coleus will liven up the shade garden. Gardeners are starting to put the word “king” in front of the Kong series name, and it may deserve it because this will be a large plant. One leaf is large enough to cover your face. Coleuses are easy-to-grow, low-maintenance plants that are almost foolproof when grown in well-drained soil and watered through droughty periods. They also are excellent in baskets, especially when grown in combination with a vining or cascading plant. The Kong coleus is perfect for planting in the tropical-style garden as understory plants to tall bananas, gingers and elephant ears. If you don’t like that look, use them in the shade garden combined with white Impatiens and perennial wood ferns.
- Bloom: Late Spring | Early Summer | Summer | Late Summer | Early Fall
- Growth: 18-24 Inches
- Exposure: Partial Shade | Full Shade
- Water: Average