These are not your grandmother's coleus. Favorites in the Victorian era, these plants have made a dramatic comeback with a dazzling variety of leaf color, shape, and pattern. And no other plant is so easy to grow and propagate. Their sumptuous colors and tough constitution make coleus ideal both as attention-getting focal points and as complements to other foliage or flowering plants. In this lavishly illustrated volume, expert plantsman Ray Rogers offers equal parts of design inspiration and practical advice. The heart of the book is an encyclopedia that describes and evaluates more than 225 varieties.
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