Coleus Growth Rate - Knowledgebase Question

Chicago, IL
Question by gris18_2001
May 7, 2001
height and width at full maturity? plossible landscape use of my coleus?


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Answer from NGA
May 7, 2001

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There are many types of coleus available, some with extraordinary leaf patterns and specific characteristic growth habits. Many on the other hand are grown from seed strains and will vary somewhat within a general range of size, say reaching 12 to 18 inches tall and wide if well grown and pinched to encourage branching. To some extent the mature size and shape is moot in the landscape since they are not frost tolerant and so in your area are grown as container subjects or as annuals. They can be used as accents or as bedding plants in shady and partly shady areas. They do well in containers and as houseplants, too.

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