On Gardening: ‘Wonderfully wicked’ year for coleus

ColorBlaze Wicked Witch coleus also debuted in 2020 and looks dazzling partrnered here with Everillo carex grass. (Norman Winters/TNS)

ColorBlaze Wicked Hot coleus forms a dreamy partnership with Double Play Candy Corn spiraea. (Norman Winters/TNS)

ColorBlaze Wicked Hot coleus is making its debut at garden centers this spring and summer. (Norman Winters/TNS)

ColorBlaze Lime Time and the vibrant Orange You Awesome echinacea make a wonderful companionship of color. (Norman Winters/TNS)

ColorBlaze Wicked Witch coleus features dark bugundy to chocolate leaves edged in chartreuse allowing it to echo the color of the Everillo carex grass. (Norman Winters/TNS)

Goodness, it is proving to be a “wonderfully wicked” year for coleus. In this case wicked is great and promises to add incredible color and texture to your garden. Wicked actually refers to two new colors or varieties in the ColorBlaze series of coleus. If you are like me you probably thought we had all of the coleus we could ever want 10 years ago. This is simply not the case.