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ColorBlaze® Kingswood Torch Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides

  • Hardy Zones
    • 10 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun or Shade
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 36 - 42 Inches
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ColorBlaze® Kingswood Torch Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides
Sun or Shade 36 - 42

Features

Just call me OLD FAITHFUL.

Stunning magenta foliage overlaid with burgundy all summer

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

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
36 - 42 Inches
Spacing: 
12 - 16 Inches
Foliage Colors: 
Red
Foliage Shade: 
Red
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 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.

  • grows to a nice full size and a dark red color, looked great on my deck all summer

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    regina
    41 weeks ago
  • grows to a nice full size and a dark red color, looked great on my deck all summer

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    regina
    41 weeks ago
  • Love the great help idea's ! It is great All over !!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Linda Shillabeer
    Mission
    British Columbia
    Canada
    1 year ago
  • Holds up nicely, retains color, gets large, stays upright without flopping. Grown in Part Shade.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Gail Mason, Garden Goddess
    Ada
    Michigan
    United States
    2 years ago
  • Love it!

    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
    4 years ago
  • This plant showed an outstanding display of colar and height. I was sad when the cold snap came becaus it still held it's shape foilage from mid summer to the end of fall. Everyone was amazed.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Cherry Knox
    New York
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Great pop of color, even from a distance. In cooler weather, the hot pink turns red. Excellent.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Kay Diehl
    California
    United States
    4 years ago
  • I love Kingswood Torch. I will definitely use it in my designs here at Morinda Gardens in Provo, Utah again next year.

    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
    4 years ago
  • It is beautiful in the container, surrounded by Diamond Frost

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Mary Frosco
    Pennsylvania
    United States
    4 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2012 Top Performer in Containers Kansas State University
2012 Top Performer Kansas State University
2011 Top Performer - Containers 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
2010 Very Good Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
2010 Very Good Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
2010 Top Performers Mast Arboretum
2010 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
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