The superstar of this trio of plants is ColorBlaze™ ‘Sedona’ Coleus, a reliable and carefree source of bright color for the garden. It is a unique rusty bronze named after the Sedona Mountains. The undersides of the leaves are a rich plum. It is a beautiful companion to the large purple-green foliage of the ‘Gage’s Shadow’ Perilla and brilliant orange blooms of the Mandalay™ Mandarin Begonia.
The plants in this container are best suited to partial shade. You can count on them to perform beautifully from spring until the first hard freeze in fall.
This container garden can be used as a colorful focal point or as a warm welcome beside an entryway. Select a pot that is upright to emphasize the cascading blooms of the Begonia.
(1) 4 1/2 inch pot Mandalay™ Mandarin Begonia
(1) 4 1/2 inch pot ColorBlaze™ ‘Sedona’ Coleus
(1) 4 1/2 inch pot ‘Gage’s Shadow’ Perilla
ColorBlaze™ ‘Sedona’ Coleus is also suited for growing indoors as a houseplant. To care for your Coleus indoors, place it in a location with bright, indirect light. Keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy. Pinch back blooms to prevent the plant from going to seed and cut the stems back hard if the plant becomes too leggy. Feed your Coleus monthly during the growing season with a liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength.
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