Coleus are thriving in my patio. Instead of flowers, I prefer to plant coleus in my patio because they look beautiful from spring to fall without requiring much care other than watering. To keep the coleus bushy, you need to pinch off the flowers regularly and fertilize them once or twice during the summer.
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