- Light Requirement is Full Shade to Full Sun
- Height 14-20 Inches
- Width 18-24 Inches
- Use as a spiller when using in containers
- Prized for its beautiful foliage!
For non-stop color with its spectacular, showy foliage choose ColorBlaze® Chocolate Drop Coleus for your containers or beds. Each lobed, rounded leaf is green with a deep crimson center and crimson veins. The fast-growing plant has a size of 14-20 inches with a trailing habit. This coleus has won several awards for its top performance. Prized for its beautiful foliage, it is one of the easiest plants to grow.
The plant is heat tolerant with no pest or disease issues. Many gardeners will be happy to know that it is deer resistant. Use this tropical beauty as a spiller that adds drama to a hanging basket or container. It grows beautifully in combination pots or in your landscape. Place it in full sun or use it to brighten a shady spot.
ColorBlaze® Chocolate Drop Coleus Care
For a midsummer growth boost, fertilize in June, July, and August with an all-purpose, soluble fertilizer, avoiding one for flowering plants. Deadheading is not needed, but you may want to pinch out tips to encourage bushiness. Cut off spikes in late summer to promote new growth and extend the life of the coleus. Water the plant thoroughly at planting and do not allow it to dry out, watering when the top inch feels dry. It must have good drainage, therefore, plant it in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil. ColorBlaze® Chocolate Drop Coleus thrives in a wide range of light locations from full sun to full shade.
Overwinter this coleus indoors as a houseplant. Before the first frost, cut back a healthy plant, check for insects, then locate it in a bright area in your home. It likes humidity, so place it on a tray filled with pebbles that are covered in water. Do not overwater. In the spring, fertilize and trim it back before slowly introducing it to the outdoors.
ColorBlaze® Chocolate Drop Coleus Spacing
In a 12-inch container try planting two Chocolate Drop coleus with two sedum mexicanum for a dramatic effect. Or place two impatiens, two sedum mexicanum, and one Chocolate Drop coleus in a hanging basket. In the landscape, plant the coleus close together as bedding plants.
ColorBlaze® Chocolate Drop Coleus Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11
|Flower Color(s): Grown for Foliage
|Foliage Color(s) Purple, Green
|Foliage Description: Multicolored
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Full Sun
|Height Class: Medium
|Height: 14-20 Inches
|Spread: 18-24 Inches
|Spacing: 12-18 Inches
|Drought Tolerant: No
|Container Role: Spiller
|Use Types: Combinations, Container, Houseplant, Landscape
|Features: Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary
|Scientific Name: Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Kakegawa CE2' USPP 15,371, Can 2,085
|Common Name: ColorBlaze® Chocolate Drop Coleus
|Plant Type: Annual
|Brand: Proven Winners
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
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- 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.
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