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ColorBlaze® Strawberry Drop Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides

  • Hardy Zones
    • 10 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun or Shade
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 14 - 20 Inches
Proven Winners® Annuals
ColorBlaze® Strawberry Drop Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides
Sun or Shade 14 - 20

Features

I'm pretty AND I create oxygen.

Colorful green leaves have red venation with a bright red and yellow center

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

Characteristics

Plant Type: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
14 - 20 Inches
Spacing: 
12 - 18 Inches
Spread: 
18 - 24 Inches
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Colors: 
Pink
Foliage Colors: 
White
Foliage Colors: 
Yellow
Foliage Shade: 
Multicolored
Habit: 
Trailing
Container Role: 
Spiller

Plant Needs

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

Trailing habit is great in beds, containers and combinations

Maintenance Notes: 

Many people feel that coleus look best before they flower. 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

ColorBlaze® Strawberry Drop Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Kakegawa CE5' USPP 15,827, Can 2,087
  • I use strawberry drop in combination with euphorbia & 2 different orange calebrachoa in a wide hanging basket. It looks great every year! One of my favorite combos for a very sunny southeast corner. This low growth habit mixes well with others. Takes wonderful photos so too bad I cannot post one here. . .

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Lorraine Smith
    Arlington
    Washington
    United States
    43 weeks ago
  • Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Rebecca
    Ohio
    United States
    7 years ago
  • Love for low maintenance, it grows beautifully on my overexposed patio, year after year I will pick it over any other plant. Great in combination with other coleus variety and purple fountain grass. Add some sweet potato vine- your pot is the best!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Leco
    Washington
    United States
    7 years ago
  • Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Russell Studebaker
    Minnesota
    United States
    7 years ago
  • I really love this coleus. It grows well and seems very hardy.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Tamara
    Minnesota
    United States
    7 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2004 Annuals of Note Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2004 Annuals of Note Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2004 Annuals of Note Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2004 Annuals of Note Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
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