I grew this plant back in 2018 and it was a wonderful plant that withstood full sun conditions. The bold red coloration was a stand-out for my coleus collection. 5 stars. Fast forward to 2019 and 2020, and the purity and depth of the redness is a bit lacking, and splotches of green appear every few leaves or so. I'm not sure if the vivid red was unsustainable and that reversion is possible, or that I'm required to expose them to higher levels of temperatures in order to get the vivid red. Either way, my experience taught me to overwinter coleus when I find the perfect one.
ColorBlaze® Rediculous® 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).
FeaturesI get the GREEN THUMBS up!
Red 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 InchesFlower Colors:RedFoliage Colors:RedFoliage Shade:RedHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun or ShadeMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses: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.
Learn more about growing a coleus plant.
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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James, New York, United States, 23 sec ago
These add a beautiful pop of color to my mostly dappled front garden in Zone 7b. I especially love that they pair well with my summer flowers but transition seamlessly to partner with mums and pumpkins into the fall.Jessica, Virginia, United States, 33 weeks ago
This was such an impressive plant. It was such a brilliant pop of color in the garden, and despite the dog's apparent insistance to hinder it by knocking it over and breaking it on several occasions, it not only survived but thrived. It amazed me with how tall, vigorous, and vibrant is was. This one definitely sold me on the Colorblaze series. I may just have to try some of the other varieties as well.ElsieLila, Michigan, United States, 49 weeks ago
Amazing performer in hot sun. So pleasantly surprised!Paula Hunter, New Hampshire, United States, 1 year ago
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