Henna Coleus – LSU AgCenter Ornamental Plant Of The Week

Two new plants are joining the list of Louisiana Super Plants this spring. Henna coleus is the first.

Henna is a great landscape performer. Planted in spring when danger of frost has passed, plants will last until first frost in the fall. More information on this great plant:

– Warm-season bedding plant.

– Grows to about 24 to 30 inches tall.

– Outstanding performance at the AgCenter Hammond Research Station over a number of years.

– Full sun to part shade.

– Colorful foliage in shades of gold and chartreuse brushed with burgundy on top and burgundy underneath and deeply toothed along the edges.

– Very heat tolerant.

– No major pests.

– Full, bushy growth habit.

– Very late blooming (flowering is undesirable as it detracts from the colorful foliage).

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