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Coleus

Zone Glen Ellyn, IL | Anonymous added on January 10, 2017 | Answered

I have a large bed that I would like to plant coleus and other plants so it makes a design. What other plants would be good to use?

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    Downtoearthdigs
    Certified GKH Gardening Expert
    Answered on January 10, 2017

    Coleus are a wonderful plant to grow in a partial shade location.
    They are a wonderful companion plant to any other part shade loving perennials, annuals or shrubs.

    Here are some links to help you.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/partial-shade.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/shade/shade-tolerant-flowers.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/shade/plants-for-shady-borders.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/shgen/shade-loving-shrubs.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/bulbs-for-shade-gardens.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/coleus/coleus-plant-care.htm

    After doing some research on plant varieties and care requirements it's very helpful to visit local garden centers to visualize mixing different plants together.

    Have fun with this planting project!

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    JeffreyGardener
    Answered on January 10, 2017

    Could you give more information on where the bed is located? How much sunlight does the spot get? Are there already other plants in the bed? Is it a raised bed? What kind soil does the bed have. Coleus usually looks best in shade and partial shade locations. I usually plant it in a shade and partial shade location with caladiums, impatiens, astilbes, hostas, heucheras, and autumn ferns.

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