The Best Flowers for Wet Soil

Turn a wet, poorly drained spot in your yard into a colorful landscape feature with these perennial flowers and ornamental grasses.

View Slideshow

Fall Veggies to Plant Now

Grow these cool-season vegetables and herbs to extend your garden's harvests in spring and fall. This list of vegetables includes seasonal vegetables, green vegetables, non-starchy vegetables, winter vegetables, green leafy vegetables, fall vegetables and more.

View Slideshow

Improve Poor Drainage

Follow these tips to transform a poorly drained area into an easy-care garden.

See More

Tips and Tricks to Keep Plants Blooming

Deadheading is a popular practice ¿ but do you know all the ways to keep flowers on your plants longer? Follow these easy tips for keeping your favorite shrubs and flowers blooming longer.

View Video

Top Plant Picks for Late-Summer Color

Keep the color coming on strong through the end of the growing season with these easy-care, reliable annuals and perennials.

View Slideshow

Plan for a Gorgeous Fall Landscape

See how two great gardeners -- one on the East Coast and one on the West -- created knock-your-socks-off fall yards -- and learn how you can do the same.

View Slideshow

Best Plants for Rock Gardens

Transforming an unsightly slope or mound in your backyard into a colorful rock garden is easy when you chose the right plants. These amazing, low-maintenance ground huggers don't mind poor soil but do need good drainage to survive. Here's a list of our top plants for rock gardens.

View Slideshow
Popular in Gardening

plant quick find clear

sunlight

flower color

foliage color

plant type

height

seasonal features

special features

problem solvers

Coleus, sun-loving trailing

Solenostemon_ hybrids

Trailing sun-loving coleus is an easy-to-grow annual foliage plant that adapts well to hanging baskets and container gardens where it sprawling stems can drape over the edge of the planter. You also can plant it at the front of garden beds where it will intertwine with flowering annuals and perennials to bring color to the landscape.

Most trailing coleus have smaller leaves than upright growers, reaching only about an inch long.

Light:

Part Sun, Shade, Sun

Height:

From 1 to 8 feet

Width:

1-3 feet wide

Zones:

2-11

how to grow Coleus, sun-loving trailing

more varieties for Coleus, sun-loving trailing

Dark Heart coleus
Dark Heart coleus
(Solenostemon 'Dark Heart') has heart-shape, burgundy leaves with a green margin. Maroon veins create a netted appearance to the green edges. It trails to 16 inches.
Garnet Robe coleus
Garnet Robe coleus
(Solenostemon 'Garnet Robe') has deep red leaves edged with green-gold scallops. Its cascading growth habit makes it great in container combinations. It trails 18 inches.
Red Trailing Queen coleus
Red Trailing Queen coleus
(Solenostemon 'Red Trailing Queen') has burgundy-maroon leaves with a green edge. They may develop a rosy-pink center. It trails 15 inches.
Strawberry Drop coleus
Strawberry Drop coleus
(Solenostemon 'Strawberry Drop') has heart-shape, green leaves with a netted pattern of maroon veins. The central part of each leaf is splashed with strawberry pink, fading to creamy yellow at the base of the leaf. It trails 16 inches.
Trailing Rose coleus
Trailing Rose coleus
(Solenostemon 'Trailing Rose') has heart-shape, burgundy leaves with a narrow band of green along the leaf edge. A central swath of pink brightens each leaf, and is more prominent in full sun. Plants trail 18 inches.
close
close
close
close
close

Loading... Please wait...