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ColorBlaze® Velveteen® Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides

  • Hardy Zones
    • 10 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun or Shade
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 34 Inches
Generally plants that are in stock will ship within a week after we receive the order.

Occasionally we trim plants to ensure better branching and flowering in your landscape.

After your order has shipped you will receive an email with your FedEx tracking number.
$7.99
Size: 4.25 Inch
Proven Winners
ColorBlaze® Velveteen® Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides
Sun or Shade 24 - 34

Features

I'm EASYGOING, no need to FUSS with me.

Fuchsia and burgundy foliage, with very late to no bloom.

Adaptable As Houseplant
Foliage Interest
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
24 - 34 Inches
Spacing: 
12 - 16 Inches
Spread: 
12 - 16 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Blue
Flower Shade: 
violet blue
Foliage Colors: 
Pink
Foliage Colors: 
Red
Foliage Shade: 
Burgundy and fuchsia-pink foliage
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun or Shade
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardiness Zones: 
10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses Notes: 

Use in beds, borders and containers.

Maintenance 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.

There is drama written all over this gorgeous dark foliage beauty, its broad burgundy leaves with hot pink centers forming a densely branched, upright pillar perfect for thrilling combination containers and landscapes. Like all ColorBlaze® Coleus, it is bred to take the heat without losing its color and it blooms very late in the season, if at all, extending its garden performance into the fall. Try this alternative to impatiens for shade, as it is resistant to downy mildew.

  • Beautiful! This is just a stunning coleus. Colors are vibrant, grows very well and is healthy. I did it as part of a combination planter but next year will just do a large container of them separately. This is a plant that can easily stand on it's own.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Debbie Chiet
    Naperville
    Illinois
    United States
    1 year ago
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