I first bought this plant last spring because I was attracted to the deep purple color (mine actually had a trim of hot pink around the edge of the leaves). anyway i wanted a shade plant for under my tree. i bought 3. It was very surprising to find they grew very large, very viney, and the leaves looked amazing. Everyone always asked me about them. They lasted way into fall as well. just wish they were perennial because I could not find them again this year but I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a unique addition to a shaded area. BEAUTIFUL!
Black Prince Coleus scutellarioides
Unusual, nearly solid black foliage; good growerAdaptable As HouseplantFoliage InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:BirdsHummingbirdsResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:TallGarden Height:24 - 30 InchesSpacing:20 - 24 InchesSpread:20 - 24 InchesFoliage Colors:PurpleFoliage Shade:Black/PurpleHabit: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:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Use in combinations, hanging baskets, beds and bordersMaintenance 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 spring
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Rachael, New Jersey, United States, 5 years ago