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