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Kong Coleus – Save Me!

So your garden needs some help?  Kong Coleus to the rescue!   His massive leaves of color turn any drab area to a mass of giant color.   

When Victorian gardeners developed a passion for the shade-loving coleus plant, they had no idea their efforts would eventually unleash monsters. Plectranthus scutellarioides is the Latin name for the coleus plant species. 
 
Well, more than a century later, the Kong series arrived on the scene with gorilla hand-sized leaves in a dizzying choice of red, pink and green combinations. The latin name for the Kong series is Solenostemon scutellarioides. With part sun or shade and organically rich, well-drained soil, Kong coleus is an easy-care plant.  It is great for adding interest to shade garden beds and containers due to unique color combinations on foliage. And it thrives in the heat!   It’s even deer resistant.  I guess the deer are finally afraid of something – the Kong!
 
Here’s a picture of the Kong Mosaic series — how cool is that?!
 
Kong Coleus in a Planter
 
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