Problem growing coleus
I have lots of shady garden space and I'd love to fill some of it with different types of coleus. For some reason I've had no luck with it for the past two years.
I have varying amounts of shade (from light to deep). The area is quite dry most years and the soil is nearly 100% compost. I do water with a hose, but it's such a large area that maybe I'm not giving it enough.
The coleus doesn't die on me, it just stays very stunted and withered looking.
So, before I mess up a few more flats of coleus this spring can anyone tell me what the proper water and sun requirements are? Also, should I do something about the soil to make it retain more water?
Thanks in advance. Lisa