Henna coleus

Regina P. Bracy, Gill, Daniel J., Owings, Allen D.  |  11/12/2015 12:17:30 AM

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Henna Coleus

Coleuses are generating a lot of interest these days. Just look at the amazing variety of these plants available at area nurseries. One issue with coleus varieties is finding those that are less inclined to bloom. Coleus is grown for its colorful foliage, and the flower spikes are not generally desirable. The newest coleus for the most exceptional performance in Louisiana is Henna. The foliage is highly fringed and sports shades of gold, chartreuse and reddish-purple on top and reddish-purple underneath. Plants reach 24-30 inches in height and do best planted in a full-sun to partial-sun landscape. They should be planted in spring after the danger of frost has passed. Plants last until first killing frost.

Growing information:

  • Warm season bedding plant
  • Plant spring through summer
  • Plant in partial or full sun
  • Space 16-20” apart
  • Grows 2-3’ tall x 2-3’ wide
  • Full, bushy habit
  • Very late season flowering
  • Serrated foliage of unique chartreuse to copper shades complimented by dark burgundy undersides
  • Heat tolerant
  • No pests

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Henna Coleus

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