Richard Bogren, Owings, Allen D.
It is not too late in the warm season to add coleus to the Louisiana landscape.
Most of the new coleuses on the market are "sun types." These include a nice collection from Ball FloraPlant (Henna, Mint Mocha, Indian Summer, Redhead, Trusty Rusty, Wasabi and Honey Crisp). Another great newer variety is Golden Dream from Proven Winners. The newer coleuses are less prone to early-season flowering and have even more enhanced foliage colors.
Plants last until killing frost. Pinch them back once or twice early in the year to encourage lateral branching and aid in minimizing flower production. We grow coleus for foliage, not flowers. Minimum fertilization and irrigation are needed.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture