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Week 9 – February 25, 2024

Plant Information

Black Dragon Coleus

  • Black Dragon Coleus - Bloom
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Solenostemon scutellarioides

Common Name: Pack Coleus

Hardiness Degree: 50°F (10.0°C)

Plant Habit: Mounded, Upright

Characteristics: Colorful/Attractive Foliage, Heat Tolerant, Shade Tolerant

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm)

Height: 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)

Width: 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)

Exposure: Shade, Partial Sun

General Information: Mid-sized foliage plant with upright habit features large, red leaves with curled and serrated black-purple edges. Adds interest to mixed containers and landscape features in shaded areas.

Grower Information:

Plug crop time: 5 to 6 weeks
Transplant to finish: 5 to 6 weeks

  • Exotic, serrated leaves and unusual texture set this variety apart from other coleus. 
  • Deep red colour with a purplish-black edge. 
  • Outstanding in packs or pots.