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ColorBlaze® Dipt in Wine Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides

  • Hardy Zones
    • 10 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun or Shade
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 20 - 36 Inches
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ColorBlaze® Dipt in Wine Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides
Sun or Shade 20 - 36

Features

I have BEAUTY and BRAWN.

Smooth, shiny, rounded leaves are crimson with a lime-green edge

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

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
20 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 
12 - 14 Inches
Spread: 
20 - 24 Inches
Foliage Colors: 
Red
Foliage Shade: 
Multicolored
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun or Shade
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardiness Zones: 
10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Use in beds, 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.

  • Love the color. Held up great all season, filled in nicely, took full sun & windy situation in a Large mixed combo pot. Gets lots of comments.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Gail Mason, Garden Goddess
    Ada
    Michigan
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Awesome plant that added bold textures to my garden

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Gates
    Indiana
    United States
    5 years ago
  • My favorite. Even in full sun always looks great. Overwinters nicely.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Deb
    Wisconsin
    United States
    5 years ago
  • Love It! I try to grow this every Summer. The colors are beautiful together!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Marilyn B. Grua
    Kentucky
    United States
    5 years ago
  • outstanding all season one of my favorites

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    tina husch
    Michigan
    United States
    5 years ago
  • Love this Coleus for color, a beautiful plant!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Lin
    Florida
    United States
    5 years ago
  • This is the coleus that got me hooked. I purchased this in one of those hanging bags and it was just magnificent. Now I'm hooked on coleus.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Christine Rathbun
    Connecticut
    United States
    5 years ago
  • Absolutely beautiful plant. Exceeded my expectations. Extremely upset, however, when I lost most of it in a wind storm. I left whatever was left and it grew back to lood beautiful again.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Heidi Klukken
    North Dakota
    United States
    5 years ago
  • Always a strong performer

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Coleen Toone
    Utah
    United States
    5 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2012 Top Performer in Containers Kansas State University
2012 Top Performer Kansas State University
2012 Hall of Fame Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2011 Top Performer Kansas State University
2011 Best of the Best (multiyear award) Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
2011 Top Performer - Containers Kansas State University
2011 Best of the Best (multiyear award) Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
2011 Top Performer Kansas State University
2011 Top Performer - Containers Kansas State University
2010 Very Good Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
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