Ordered 8 of these. One arrived damaged and two are dead less than two weeks after planting. Not a great success rate. Provenwinners refuses to take any responsibility for plants that were in very poor shape. Buyer beware!
ColorBlaze® Chocolate Drop Coleus scutellarioides
FeaturesI can go ALL summer.
Lobed, rounded green leaves have a deep crimson center and crimson venationAward WinnerAdaptable As HouseplantFoliage InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:18 - 24 InchesTrails Up To:24 InchesSpacing:12 - 18 InchesSpread:18 - 24 InchesFoliage Colors:BlackFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:MulticoloredHabit:TrailingContainer Role:Spiller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun or Shade
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Trailing habit is great in beds, containers and combinationsMaintenance Notes:
Many people feel that coleus look best before they flower. To keep foliage in top shape, pinch off the blooms as they appear if you wish.
Rules of Thumb for Overwintering Plants Indoors:
1. Choose only healthy plants
2. Bring Plants indoors before frost damages foliage
3. Treat for disease and insects before bringing plants indoors
4. Place in bright areas and add humidity using pebble trays or spray bottles
5. Be careful not to over water
6 When active growth starts in spring fertilize and prune as needed
7. Introduce your plants slowly to outdoor conditions in springColorBlaze® Chocolate Drop Coleus scutellarioides 'Kakegawa CE2' USPP 15,371, Can 2,085
53413211Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
Frank Panella, New York, United States, 4 years ago
Kelcy, 9 years ago
I was given this for Mother's Day ... and it is my favorite plant EVER! Very pretty and spreads nicely!Dea, Pennsylvania, United States, 12 years ago
Very hearty as house plant. Very easy to propagate by clippings in water. Mine is very unusual texture and color. Deep red (looks like chocolate) almost to edge, then ¼ inch light green edge. Trails over pot. Has cream or white tiny flowers.Russell Studebaker, Virginia, United States, 12 years ago
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