Coleus ‘Kong® Lime Sprite’

Coleus ‘Kong® Lime Sprite’ on 5-21-16, #260-9.

Coleus ‘Kong® Lime Sprite’
Plectranthus scutellarioides
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Syn.
Solenostemon scutellarioides
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I purchased the Coleus ‘Kong® Lime Sprite’ on May 21, 2015, from Wagler’s Greenhouse. It was an AWESOME sight right from the start.

Coleus ‘Kong® Lime Sprite’ on 6-14-15, #268-19.

Kong® is a registered trademark of the Ball Horticultural Company. Their website states that ‘Lime Sprite’ has a mounded, upright growth habit to 18-20” tall and a width of 15-20”. I think mine grew taller than 20″.  I guess I need to start measuring the plants again.

 

Coleus ‘Kong® Lime Sprite’ on 6-27-15, #270-18.

As with all Coleus in the Kong series, they prefer grown in part sun to full shade. According to Ball, they perform their best in full shade. I transplanted mine in the bed along the north side of the house where it received a little morning sun and some again in the late afternoon.

 

Coleus ‘Kong ® Sprite’ on 7-12-15, #271-16.

All Coleus, they require regular watering to look their best. Remember if you grow your Coleus in pots they will require more watering.

Although the Kong® series freely branches out on its own and is slow to produce flowers, once they do appear they should be pinched off.

 

‘Kong® Lime Sprite’ on 10-3-15, #272-11.

By October the Coleus ‘Kong® Lime Sprite’ began to show signs of age. The decreasing day length and cooler night temperatures are a sign that the end is near. The color is starting to fade and it had been requiring more pinching.

My Coleus ‘Kong® Lime Sprite’ was certainly a top performer. I give it a five gold star rating for color, strong growth, heat tolerance, etc. Perfect in every sense!

I hope you enjoyed this page. If you have any comments or questions about the ‘Kong® Lime Sprite’ I would love to hear them.

 

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