I love coleus...just can't grow them! I've tried for several years (potted and in the ground) and I'm starting to think I don't have the right kind of lighting conditions.
Basically, in full shade they just sit there and show minimal growth. Sunnier areas result in dull, faded coloration. Even dappled sun/shade hasn't produced the spectacular coleus I see in photos.
I'm not new to gardening and successfully grow hostas, perennials, grasses, etc. So this brown thumb with coleus is bugging me to no end! Can some of you help?!! I'd appreciate hearing how yours thrive: planting mix for containers, light preferences, fertilizer, water....any suggestions are welcome. I refuse to give up on these beautiful plants!