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Annual Perfection With Colorful Coleus
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Snails and slugs
are the most likely pest to attack your coleus. A simple application of snail and slug bait does a wonderful job of controlling the problem, but always read the product label carefully before use! Many slug and snail control products are toxic to pets!
: Does coleus produce flowers?
: Yes, but these small, purple blooms add little to the overall look of the plant. It’s best to pinch them back to redirect the plant’s energy to the leaves instead of to the flowers, so you can keep your coleus full and vibrant all season long.
: What’s the best way to propagate coleus?
: The plant roots quickly and easily from stem cuttings. If you plan your garden early, seeds are also a wonderful option, but you may not get the color variations you’re hoping for.
Visit the Learn2Grow Plant Database for more information on some specific
Why Choose Annuals?
Annuals may need to be replanted every year, but many gardeners think these plants are well-worth the effort. Find out why.
A Primer: How to Plant Annuals
Annuals are popular bedding plants that can provide your yard with seasonal bursts of color and garden interest. Here’s how to plant ’em.
Feel the Heat With Hot Summer Annuals
Fiery hot annual color in summer beds and containers offers a sunny complement to the dog days of summer. Here are eight great hot-colored, heat-tolerant annual ornamentals for baked summer gardens.
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