I use strawberry drop in combination with euphorbia & 2 different orange calebrachoa in a wide hanging basket. It looks great every year! One of my favorite combos for a very sunny southeast corner. This low growth habit mixes well with others. Takes wonderful photos so too bad I cannot post one here. . .
ColorBlaze® Strawberry Drop 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'm pretty AND I create oxygen.
Colorful green leaves have red venation with a bright red and yellow centerAward WinnerAdaptable As HouseplantFoliage InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:14 - 20 InchesSpacing:12 - 18 InchesSpread:18 - 24 InchesFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:PinkFoliage Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:MulticoloredHabit:TrailingContainer Role:Spiller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun or ShadeMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Trailing habit is great in beds, containers and combinationsMaintenance 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 springColorBlaze® Strawberry Drop Plectranthus scutellarioides 'Kakegawa CE5' USPP 15,827, Can 2,087
574321Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
Lorraine Smith, Washington, United States, 2 years ago
Rebecca, Ohio, United States, 10 years ago
Love for low maintenance, it grows beautifully on my overexposed patio, year after year I will pick it over any other plant. Great in combination with other coleus variety and purple fountain grass. Add some sweet potato vine- your pot is the best!Leco, Washington, United States, 10 years ago
Russell Studebaker, Minnesota, United States, 10 years ago
I really love this coleus. It grows well and seems very hardy.Tamara, Minnesota, United States, 10 years ago
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