Asked by: Hajer Kroog
asked in category: General Last Updated: 7th April, 2020

Are Kong coleus perennials?

Keeping Kong Coleus
Kong Series coleus are sold as annuals, plants that grow only for one season. You can extend that season by pruning off flower stems that develop in the fall. They die with the first frost.

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Similarly, can coleus come back every year?

Outside USDA zones 9 through 11, coleus is a beautiful spring-through-fall annual. As a tropical plant, coleus can't bear a chill and will blacken and die once the weather dips much below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep your coleus looking beautiful through its growing season by pinching back the stem tips periodically.

Additionally, can coleus be a perennial? Coleus (Solenostemon spp. or Plectranthus spp.), however, are instead grown for their striking foliage, which helps make a bold garden statement. They are tender perennials, typically grown as annuals outside their native Southeast Asia.

Then, can coleus survive the winter?

A coleus plant is hardy, able to survive in both a container indoors and in the soil outside. However, being a warm weather loving plant, it will not survive a harsh, cold winter. When the weather begins to turn cold you will need to take some precautions to ensure a healthy coleus in the spring.

How do you keep coleus plants over winter?

The basic idea for overwintering coleus is to cut pieces off your coleus plant, root them, plant them in pots and keep them growing in a sunny window through winter until it's time to plant them outside in spring.

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