- Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 1 - 2 Feet
- Mature Spread 1 - 2 Feet
- Growing Zones 10 - 11
- Use As A Spiller In Containers
Everything about the ColorBlaze® Cherry Drop Coleus is unique and eye-catching. The petite leaves have bright red centers, surrounded by burgundy and edged in lime green. The color combination is intense and also brightens up a planting. Most Coleus varieties have an upright growth habit, but this Cherry Drop mounds and trails. Blue-hued flowers bloom in the summer, which can be pinched back to promote foliage growth if desired.
The ColorBlaze® Cherry Drop Coleus is a natural fit in a mixed container or hanging basket due to its trailing stems. Its vigorous growth also makes it a good fit for the front of a mixed bed. The foliage has excellent color retention and is tolerant of hot summer weather. The bold foliage is deer resistant for added convenience in rural and woodland settings.
ColorBlaze® Cherry Drop Coleus Care
Plant the adaptable ColorBlaze® Cherry Drop Coleus in the sun or shade. This plant needs rich, moist soil that promotes drainage. Water when the top layer of the soil is dry. Container plants need water more often than landscape plants, but Coleus does not like soggy conditions. Apply balanced fertilizer every two weeks, especially when grown in a container. A continuous supply of nutrients will support lush foliage growth all growing season.
Pinch back new growth to create a bushier form during the spring and summer. Cut back growth and bring this colorful beauty indoors in the fall to grow as a houseplant. Return the Coleus outdoors when spring arrives.
ColorBlaze® Cherry Drop Coleus Spacing
The ColorBlaze® Cherry Drop Coleus grows 14 to 18 inches tall and trails up to 24 inches. Space plants 12 to 18 inches apart to create a dense ground cover or feature three plants in a 12-inch container.
ColorBlaze® Cherry Drop Coleus Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 10 - 11
|Plant Type: Annuals
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 1 - 2 Feet
|Mature Spread: 1 - 2 Feet
|Spacing: 1 - 2 Feet
|Habit: Mounded, Trailing
|Flower Color(s): Blue
|Flower Description: Blue Shades
|Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage
|Foliage Type: Variegated
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Red, White, Yellow
|Foliage Description: Multicolored
|Seasonal Interest: Unknown
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
|Container Role: Spiller
|Uses: Containers, Groundcovers, Mass Planting
|Features: Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest
|Brand: Proven Winners
|Common Name: ColorBlaze® Cherry Drop Coleus
|Scientific Name: Coleus scutellarioides
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.