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ColorBlaze® Marooned® Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides

  • Hardy Zones
    • 10 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun or Shade
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 36 Inches
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ColorBlaze® Marooned® Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides
Sun or Shade 24 - 36


I'm looking for a GARDEN to call home.

Deep ,velvety, maroon foliage on well-branched plants.  Sun to shade tolerant and great in both landscapes and containers.

Award Winner
Adaptable As Houseplant
Foliage Interest
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary


Height Category: 
Garden Height: 
24 - 36 Inches
18 - 24 Inches
18 - 36 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Flower Shade: 
Foliage Colors: 
Foliage Shade: 
Container Role: 

Plant Needs

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

Great in both landscapes 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.

  • Absolute must have!!!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Tabatha Gainey
    United States
    4 years ago
  • This plant really held up on my front porch which faces west and get a lot of wind, No broken stems after a storm!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Larua Mika
    United States
    5 years ago
  • ColorBlaze Marooned is unique in that it grows in either full sun or full shade. In my shady garden, where sunlight is at a premium, the coleus gets only a few hours of illumination each day. And though most coleus require a free hand with water and fertilizer, Marooned has performed well with no extra allowances.

    More importantly, Marooned offers rich all-season color with dark, velvet-like leaves that almost beg to be stroked. This remarkable purple-burgundy foliage, with an occasional speckle of green, is an easy mixer with a wide variety of bloom colors from pale pinks and purples to vivid oranges and reds.

    The coleus also has an attractive upright and well-branched form. The plants in my garden stand roughly 28-inches tall with a 20-inch spread. Each plant offers 8 to 12 sturdy stalks of foliage.

    As a final bonus, Marooned is late or non-flowering. This attribute is a true advantage in my mind, since I believe blooms make for a leggy and untidy appearance.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Marian St.Clair
    South Carolina
    United States
    6 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2012 Top Performer Ohio State University Extension - Springfield
2012 Best of Breed Ohio State University - Columbus
2012 Top Performer Longwood Gardens
2012 Top Performer University of Georgia
2012 Top Performer Welby Gardens Trials
2012 Top Perfomer Texas A & M - East Texas Bedding Plant Trial
2012 Top Perfomer University of Wisconsin
2012 Top Performer Colorado State University
2012 People'S Picks Texas A & M - East Texas Bedding Plant Trial
2012 Top Performer University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale
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