ColorBlaze® Wicked Hot™ Coleus Solenostemon 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).
FeaturesI'll KNOCK your socks off!
Orange foliage and a ruffled edge on well-branched plants. Sun to shade tolerant and great in both landscapes and containers. Late to flower so foliage remains nice through the season.Award WinnerAdaptable As HouseplantFoliage InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not Necessary
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:TallGarden Height:24 - 40 InchesSpacing:18 - 24 InchesSpread:18 - 36 InchesFoliage Colors:OrangeFoliage Shade:OrangeHabit: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 both landscapes 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.
Award Year Award Plant Trial 2019 Top Performer - Mid Season Michigan State University 2019 Top Performer Cornell University 2019 Top Performer Oregon State University 2019 Top Performer University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale 2019 Perfect Score all Season - Best of Show Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens 2019 Top 20 Welby Gardens Trials 2019 Perfect Score All Season University of Minnesota - Grand Rapids 2019 Perfect Score All Season Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden 2019 Top Performer Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs 2019 Top Performer Penn State
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