I have been using Big Red Judy for the past 5 years. In my zone this is an annual. The color is fabulous and this foliage plant is spectacular both in planters and in the garden.It grows to an unusual height for a coleus so is great at the back of a border with complementary flowering plants in the foreground. Pinching the plant back after a couple weeks in the ground results in gorgeous bushy foliage. I plant 3 BRJ between a cluster of maiden hair fern and another bright, lush fern. The contrast is stunning. In the foreground we plant mid-height annuals then underplant those with a third area of shorter annuals. BRJ requires no special care or deadheading.For a few years this was very popular and widely available locally but since many nurseries focus on the best of the newest BigRedJudy has become harder to find. In order to get enough plants I have begun propagating BRJ by taking cuttings in the fall and carrying them over the winter as house plants. Few other plants provide such fabulous color from May through hard frost.
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