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Black Prince Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides

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Exposure
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
30" 0"
Height
24 - 30"
Spread
0"
  • Details

    Features

    Unusual, nearly solid black foliage; good grower

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

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    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

  • 1 Review

    • I first bought this plant last spring because I was attracted to the deep purple color (mine actually had a trim of hot pink around the edge of the leaves). anyway i wanted a shade plant for under my tree. i bought 3. It was very surprising to find they grew very large, very viney, and the leaves looked amazing. Everyone always asked me about them. They lasted way into fall as well. just wish they were perennial because I could not find them again this year but I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a unique addition to a shaded area. BEAUTIFUL!

      Rachael
      New Jersey
      United States
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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