Enormous leaves up to 6 in. across are deep red at their center, bright green at the edge. Kong Red coleus is a handsome, shapely, well-branched, fast-growing plant to 2 ft. tall.
Prefers more shade than most coleus, the extra-large leaves can burn in hot sun. Beautiful in beds and borders, Kong Red is also a highly ornamental house plant.
Growing Kong Red Coleus Seeds
Plant Kong Coleus Seeds: Sow seed in cell packs or flats, use a sterilized soil-less mix. Press seeds into soil, do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 70-75°F., seedlings emerge in 10-14 days. After all danger of frost transplant into 4 in. containers, or into the garden 12 to 18 in. apart. Direct sowing is not recommended.
Grow Kong Coleus: Part sun to light shade. Rich, moist soil. Remove flowers as they form to keep coleus foliage visible, healthy and growing. Near the end of the season, allow some of the nectar-rich flowers to form. Blooms will attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Kong series coleus are excellent container plants, and our choice for the finest coleus to grow indoors in a brightly lit window.
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