So when I dug out this expansion last year, it was not surprising that I chose annuals and perennials that flow together but the two sides of the curves on either side of the flagstone pathway (not visible here) do not look the same. Coleus, like caladiums, offer many varieties of shape, texture, form, and especially color without blooms. You may remember from a previous post that a portion of the bed you see here is planted in a shallow (12"x 38" ) bowl which I still love (it's good to love your stuff isn't it?). It raises up a portion of the display to a little higher level allowing yet another dimension to the design.
I have no idea the names of each coleus except (I think/hope) one of them is inky fingers. Isn't that the coolest name? It is the one with the dark center and lime green curly edging.
These were planted in April and May and have been cut back a couple of times already. I'm rooting cuttings in the ground right next to the ones already in the ground. It is very easy to do this. Just cut off the tops and stick them in the ground where you'd like a new plant and be sure to keep it moist until it roots.