Absolute must have!!!
ColorBlaze® Marooned® Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides
- Hardy Zones
- 10 - 11
- Sun or Shade
- Mature Size
- 24 - 36 Inches
Deep ,velvety, maroon foliage on well-branched plants. Sun to shade tolerant and great in both landscapes and containers.
Great in both landscapes and containers.
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.
- Tabatha GaineySebastopolMississippiUnited States2 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!Larua MikaSycamoreIllinoisUnited States4 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.Marian St.ClairGreenvilleSouth CarolinaUnited States4 years ago
|Award Year||Award||Plant Trial|
|2012||Top Performer||Ohio State University Extension - Springfield|
|2012||Excellent||Boerner Botanical Garden|
|2012||Top Performer||University of Tennessee - Knoxville|
|2012||Top 10 as Voted by the Public||University of Georgia|
|2012||Gardener Choice||Texas A & M - East Texas Bedding Plant Trial|
|2012||Top Performer||Kansas State University|
|2012||Top Perfomer||South Dakota State - McCrory Gardens|
|2012||Top Performer||Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank|
|2012||Consumer Choice||University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale|
|2012||Silver Medal||Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden|