coleus color garden midnight rambler with other foliage
Photo: Matthew Benson
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Light and Dark Balancing Act

This surprise variability was what first drew landscape architect Joseph Marek, of Santa Monica, California, to coleus as a child. Even now, he says, "I especially love the limey-green ones etched with black, like 'Inky Fingers,' that brighten dark places in my garden."

Shown: Placing the deep-hued 'Midnight Rambler' front and center allows the variegated foliage around it to really shine.
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