|This evergreen perennial is more often grown as an annual in most gardens than not. Grown primarily for the unique variegated foliage, coleus are semi-succulent with toothed, angular leaves. 'Firebird' has deeply lobed, bright red leaves with dark green margins. Flowers appear in summer and are white and whorled, but are usually pinched off. Cutting propagated cultivars rarely flower, so pinching will not be necessary. Coleus may take sun or shade, but if grown in sun, should recieve ample water and be potted in a heavier mix. If plants get too leggy, simply cut back to encourage compact growth. Coleus root easily in water. If grown as a houseplant or winter annual in warmer areas, keep just moist. Fertilize monthly.