ColorBlaze® Cherry Drop Coleus scutellarioides
Colorful green leaves have red venation with a bright red and yellow center. Coleus are usually upright plants, but ColorBlaze Cherry Drop has tendencies to mound up but also trail over the edge of a container or hanging basket, which makes it a great component plant for combination containers. The leaves are also petite, compared to the large foliage found on most coleus. May have blue flowers, but the plant looks best when it doesn't flower. It is grown for its foliage.
Trailing coleus are indispensable components for containers and landscapes, so we’re excited to add a new color option to our ColorBlaze Drop line. Small, intense red leaves with lime green edges form a dense, cascading mass. This outstanding new cultivar retains its vivid coloration when grown in both sun and shade. Plus, it’s propensity to bloom very late or not at all extends its garden performance all the way until frostAdaptable As HouseplantFoliage InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:14 - 18 InchesTrails Up To:24 InchesSpacing:12 - 18 InchesSpread:18 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Shade:BlueFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:MulticoloredFoliage Colors:RedFoliage Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:Green, Red, YellowHabit:Mounding TrailingContainer Role:Spiller
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:ContainersUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Trailing habit is great in beds, containers and combinations.Maintenance Notes:
Coleus are easy plants to grow and come in a wide array of colors, habits and sizes. 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. Plants will do best when grown in moist conditions, although they can usually bounce back well from moderate wilting. Coleus grown in containers will do best with regular water soluble plant food applications or an application of controlled release plant food.
Trimming to tidy the plant or to remove flowers can be use as needed and will likely increase branching.
Coleus may be able to winter over indoors.
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 springColorBlaze® Cherry Drop Coleus scutellarioides 'Baltazlord'
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