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A collection of sun Coleus will provide color over the gardening season. Submitted photo

Home & Garden: Coleus makes comeback as popular annual plant choice

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Once a Victorian staple and later disparaged, Coleus has made a big comeback. It has come out of the shade and into the sun with the development of sun coleus.


Coleus plants which are annuals in most areas provide color over the entire gardening season. They can be used as individual plants or form a brilliant tapestry when massed in a garden. They make excellent container specimens and low maintenance houseplants. Some gardeners like to collect the many variations available.

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