A very slow start. Its ben an abnormally cool spring so the new annuals are off to a slower startin 7B but i wanted to comment on the growth of the Mini Me ...I ordered 3 of them. They are growing slowly. I did an experiment w/the new nursery pots they come in from PW In one container i planted them in their provided pots..i removed the tabs as was recommended. In a different pot (all soil media was the same..and sun conditions exactly the same) I found that the one that i too off the compostable pot is doing alot better as it has the free reign to grow..The two in the other pot are much less vigorous because the roots are confined. Im not sure that the compostable pots are helping the actual product thrive to its capabilities. So in that Im not personally satisfied. I guess we can just compost the pot separately.
ColorBlaze® Mini Me™ Watermelon Coleus scutellarioides
This wonderful new Coleus for sun and shade features watermelon to coral foliage with golden chartruese accents, forming a very well-branched plant that works well in landscapes and containers. Like all ColorBlaze® Coleus, it is bred to take the heat and bloom very late in the season, if at all, extending its garden performance into the fall. This is a new type of ColorBlaze that is substantially smaller than the rest of the ColorBlaze coleus.
Though we select for stable color patterns, occasionally ColorBlaze® Mini Me™ Watermelon coleus will have variable leaves or branches. Most often, the color change will show up as a dark burgundy leaf or branch. In very rare instances, the entire plant will display the variable color. It is not harmful to the plant in any way. If you like it, simply leave it be. If not, trim off the part of the plant showing the color change. We are working to eliminate this variability in future and appreciate your understanding.Award WinnerAdaptable As HouseplantFoliage InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:12 - 20 InchesSpacing:10 - 16 InchesSpread:10 - 18 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:LavenderFoliage Colors:OrangeFoliage Colors:PinkFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:Watermelon to Coral with Yellow highlights.Habit: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:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Use in borders 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.
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Bob Perricone, New York, United States, 26 weeks ago
I received sample plants this Spring, and every single one has grown and look incredible in full shade to part sun! This is an outstanding new Coleus!Richard Weber, Kentucky, United States, 1 year ago
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