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ColorBlaze® Royal Glissade® Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides

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

Features

I have a degree in FINE ARTS.

Jagged moss-green leaves with raspberry venation

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

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
24 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 
12 - 16 Inches
Spread: 
16 - 22 Inches
Foliage Colors: 
Green
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 containers, mixed containers and beds

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.

Royal Glissade Coleus is one of Dr. Rick Schoellhorn's top 10 favorites for Florida.

Bred by Dr. Dave Clark and Penny Nguyen of the University of Florida, this Coleus is the perfect addition to any garden. Vigorous, burgundy toned leaves trap the sunlight and cast a pink shade over your patio or mixed container. Will tolerate full sun or part shade and no flowers to mar the beautiful texture the plant brings to the garden.

  • One of the best coleus plants I've grown. It gets very large and has beautiful color. One of the nicest features is that it does not produce a lot of blooms so there is very little maintenance required to keep the plant looking full and lush.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Mario Rotella
    Ontario
    Canada
    5 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2012 Top Performer in Containers Kansas State University
2012 Top Performer 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
2011 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
2010 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
2010 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
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