I grew these for the first time last year and can't say enough good things about them. Because I live in Dallas, TX, with it's very hot sun, I did find I had to water them a lot to help them thrive in the heat. In the middle of summer, I ended up watering daily to avoid afternoon wilting. However, they thrived and got HUGE. Additionally, at first, I snapped off the flower stalks when they first emerged. Later in the season, however, I noticed that bees and butterflies were constantly fluttering around the flowers, so I ended up leaving them. I would highly recommend growing these!
ColorBlaze® Dipt in Wine Coleus scutellarioides
FeaturesI have BEAUTY and BRAWN.
Smooth, shiny, rounded leaves are crimson with a lime-green edgeAward WinnerAdaptable As HouseplantFoliage InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:HummingbirdsResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:24 - 40 InchesSpacing:12 - 14 InchesSpread:20 - 24 InchesFoliage Colors:RedFoliage Shade:MulticoloredHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
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:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Use in beds, borders and containersMaintenance Notes:
Many people feel that coleus look best before they flower. We have worked hard to choose coleus that bloom late in the season or not at all. 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 spring
An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.
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Joanna, Texas, United States, 26 weeks ago
Has been one of my favorites through the years.Cathy Klabunde, Ohio, United States, 2 years ago
Love the color. Held up great all season, filled in nicely, took full sun & windy situation in a Large mixed combo pot. Gets lots of comments.Gail Mason, Garden Goddess, Michigan, United States, 11 years ago
Awesome plant that added bold textures to my gardenGates, Indiana, United States, 12 years ago
My favorite. Even in full sun always looks great. Overwinters nicely.Deb, Wisconsin, United States, 12 years ago
Love It! I try to grow this every Summer. The colors are beautiful together!Marilyn B. Grua, Kentucky, United States, 12 years ago
outstanding all season one of my favoritestina husch, Michigan, United States, 12 years ago
Love this Coleus for color, a beautiful plant!Lin, Florida, United States, 12 years ago
This is the coleus that got me hooked. I purchased this in one of those hanging bags and it was just magnificent. Now I'm hooked on coleus.Christine Rathbun, Connecticut, United States, 12 years ago
Absolutely beautiful plant. Exceeded my expectations. Extremely upset, however, when I lost most of it in a wind storm. I left whatever was left and it grew back to lood beautiful again.Heidi Klukken, North Dakota, United States, 12 years ago
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