Week 42 – October 20, 2019

Plant Information

Kong Jr.™ Lime Vein Coleus, Premium Shade

Growing Information:
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Poster: Foliage
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Solenostemon scutellarioides

Common Name: Premium Shade Coleus

Hardiness Degree: 50°F (10.0°C)

Plant Habit: Mounded, Upright

Characteristics: Low Maintenance, Heat Tolerant, Shade Tolerant

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 15 - 24" (38 - 61cm)

Height: 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)

Width: 20 - 35" (51 - 89cm)

Exposure: Shade, Partial Sun

General Information: HUGE foliage, Unique color combinations on foliage, adds interest to shade garden beds and containers

Grower Information:

Plug crop time: 5 to 6 weeks
Transplant to finish: 3 to 4 weeks

  • Kong Jr.'s heart-shaped leaves are 30% smaller than Kong’s, but just as stunning. They make Kong Jr. easier to ship, with less breakage and less loss. 
  • Leaf size is well-matched across the series. 
  • Well-branched, tidy habit is irresistible to shoppers. 
  • Performs well in landscapes, patio planters and mixed containers. 
  • Adds unique colours and patterns not available in Kong series. 
  • Also works in indoor plant programs.

Shows less veining and less to no rose midrib in the mahogany heart under brighter shade. In deeper shade, vein pattern is stronger and rose may appear in the mahogany heart at midrib.

'PAS904506'
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