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ColorBlaze® Torchlight Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides

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

Features

Do you BELIEVE in LOVE at first sight?

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

Adaptable As Houseplant
Foliage Interest
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
24 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 
18 - 24 Inches
Spread: 
18 - 36 Inches
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Colors: 
Pink
Foliage Colors: 
Purple
Foliage Colors: 
Red
Foliage Shade: 
Fuchsia, maroon-purple and green tricolor foliage
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
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses Notes: 

Great in containers and landscapes.  They work will in both sun and shade.

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.

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