Kong Series Mix Coleus
Colossal leaves, the biggest we have seen for coleus and coming in a kaleidoscope of colors. If you want a stunning, vibrant shade garden or container planting with low maintenance, this mix fills those needs, awarding you with long-lasting foliage all season. When the first frost is nearing here we like to take cuttings and dig up some plants, bringing them indoors for colorful houseplants. Well-branched plants start out in the seedling stage, no pinching back needed, and form upright mounds 18” wide by 20” high.
Germination: 10-15 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface, needs light to germinate
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 8-12 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-75 ºF soil temperatures. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperatures until germination. Transplant after the last frost date,10-12” apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sowing outdoors is not recommended
Growth Habit: Upright
Height and Width: 18-24" x 18-22"
Spacing: 12-18” apart
Light Needs: Part sun to shade
Soil Needs: Average to fertile, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: Sizable seedlings are ready 12-14 weeks after sowing.
Uses: Flower Beds, containers
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. When grown in containers coleus needs to be fertilized and watered regularly. During the heat of summer, they will need to be watered a few times a week. Apply a liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks or use a time-release fertilizer at planting time.