Plant 'Freckles' in shady beds and spots that cry out for a glorious burst of color. The intensity of its creamy yellow, bronze, and orange foliage is determined by the amount of sunlight it receives. (Partial shade produces the most dramatic effect.) Have fun with this one.
The endlessly colorful foliage of the genus Coleus is making a comeback as gardeners rediscover old varieties and breeders introduce new ones. Our selection offers a diversity of foliage color, leaf shape, and growth habit, and they all make glorious container subjects. Though most tolerate full sun, they are more valuable in shade, where summer color is scarce. Perennial in Zone 10.