Great plant wonderful colors. I had one in full sun and the other in shade. Both grew amazingly well.
ColorBlaze® Torchlight® Coleus Plectranthus scutellarioides
- 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).
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Fuchsia, maroon and green foliage on well-branched plants. Sun to shade tolerant and great in both landscapes and containers.Award WinnerAdaptable As HouseplantFoliage InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:TallGarden Height:24 - 40 InchesSpacing:18 - 24 InchesSpread:18 - 36 InchesFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:PinkFoliage Colors:PurpleFoliage Colors:RedFoliage Shade:Fuchsia, maroon-purple and green tricolor foliageHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun or ShadeMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Great in containers and landscapes. They work well in both sun and shade.Maintenance Notes:
These are heat tolerant plants, that aren't particularly fussy and they need little routine maintenance. They will perform best if an application of controlled release fertilizer is included at the time of planting. This applies to both landscape and container plantings. The plants aren't particularly heavy feeders, so a single dose is usually sufficient for landscape beds in most climates. If you have a very long season, a second application of controlled release plant food should be considered for landcape beds. In general, containers need to be fed more than landscape plants. A second application of a controlled release fertilizer should be applied about every two months to container plants or you can regularly apply water soluble fertilizer starting about two months after the containers are planted. These extra applications of plant food can really make a difference in performance through the summer.
If your plant begins to look open or a bit tired, an allover trim can be beneficial. Use a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears to trim back up to 1/3 of the volume of the plant. I pair any trim with a dose of water soluble fertilizer to provide instant energy to help kickstart new growth and branching. Your plant will take some to recover from the trim, but the end result is a fuller, more dense plant going forward. You may repeat the trim as needed through the season.
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Seth Hendriks, Minnesota, United States, 1 year ago
How do I add a picture? It's my most beautiful plant! Giant, gorgeous, show stopper.Carrie Barger, Ohio, United States, 2 years ago
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