Henna Coleus – Ornamental Plant of the Week for April 6, 2015

Richard Bogren, Owings, Allen D.  |  4/3/2015 1:33:59 AM

Henna coleus

Two new plants are joining the list of Louisiana Super Plants this spring. Henna coleus is the first.

Henna is a great landscape performer. Planted in spring when danger of frost has passed, plants will last until first frost in the fall. More information on this great plant:

– Warm-season bedding plant.

– Grows to about 24 to 30 inches tall.

– Outstanding performance at the AgCenter Hammond Research Station over a number of years.

– Full sun to part shade.

– Colorful foliage in shades of gold and chartreuse brushed with burgundy on top and burgundy underneath and deeply toothed along the edges.

– Very heat tolerant.

– No major pests.

– Full, bushy growth habit.

– Very late blooming (flowering is undesirable as it detracts from the colorful foliage).

The Louisiana Super Plant program is an educational and marketing campaign of the LSU AgCenter that highlights tough and beautiful plants that perform well in Louisiana landscapes. Louisiana Super Plants have gone through several years of university evaluations or have an established history of performing well across Louisiana.

Louisiana Super Plants have a proven track record. They are “university tested and industry approved.” Homeowners and professionals alike can benefit from using Louisiana Super Plants to ensure successful landscaping efforts.

Allen Owings
Rick Bogren

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