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Black Prince Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides

  • Exposure
    • Sun or Shade
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 30 Inches
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Black Prince Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides
Sun or Shade 24 - 30

Features

Unusual, nearly solid black foliage; good grower

Adaptable As Houseplant
Foliage Interest
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Attracts: 
Birds
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
24 - 30 Inches
Spacing: 
20 - 24 Inches
Foliage Colors: 
Purple
Foliage Shade: 
Black/Purple
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun or Shade
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardy Temperature: 
35°F
Hardiness Zones: 
10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Container
Uses Notes: 

Use in combinations, hanging baskets, beds and borders

Maintenance 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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  • Crowning GloryCombination
    Crowning Glory
    Color SchemeVibrant Mix
    ExposureSun
    Pot Size30 Inches
    A large combination sure to have great impact in an open space.
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