- Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)
- Mature Height 12 - 20 Inches
- Mature Spread 10 - 18 Inches
- Growing Zones 10 - 11
- Use As A Filler Or Thriller In Containers
Color Blaze® Mini Me™ Watermelon Coleus is a new container plant that is gorgeous growing in the shade or full sun. Plectranthus scutellarioides have such fine, almost lacy foliage and juicy bright colors that you will want to add this tender perennial to all of your mixed seasonal plantings. Mini Me™ Watermelon Coleus will grow nonstop through even the hottest summer months and still look good until the first frost of fall.
Color Blaze® Coleus can be grown as either a short-lived perennial in growing zones 10-11 or as an annual bedding and container plant everywhere else. It is hardy enough to be planted out early in the spring after the nighttime temperatures are above 50 degrees F and will handle heat and humidity easily without dropping leaves. Deer rarely browse on Coleus, and rabbits do not like to nibble the textured leaves. The naturally mounding shape of Mini Me™ makes it a great filler element in a container or a thriller when planted on its own as part of a container garden,
Color Blaze® Mini Me™ Watermelon Coleus Care
Coleus is very easy to grow and is flexible enough to tolerate both sun and shade. Use a container that has plenty of drainage and fill it with an all-purpose potting mix. Coleus growing in the ground prefers good drainage and a lighter-texture soil that doesn’t hold moisture long. Wet roots will rot quickly on Coleus. The plants prefer to dry between waterings and grow best alongside plants with similar needs. Pinching out the flowers will help the plant remain compact with dense foliage. Leaf stems can also be pinched out regularly if the plant begins to grow leggy or the leaves show unwanted colors.
As a foliage houseplant, Coleus can be overwintered in the colder USDA growing zones. Bring the plant indoors or take cuttings from nonflowering stems well before nighttime temperatures reach 50 degrees F. Cuttings will root quickly in water and can be planted in small pots to grow through the winter. Potted plants should be cut back hard to rejuvenate the foliage and placed in a window with indirect, bright sun. Water sparingly until the weather warms in the spring. Coleus growing outdoors year-round needs to be cut back to fresh foliage shoots in the spring. This will encourage more colorful new growth, keeping the plant from getting a woody stem.
Color Blaze® Mini Me™ Watermelon Coleus Spacing
Watermelon Coleus will reach an overall height of 20 inches and a spread of 18 inches. Allow for good air circulation around plants by spacing out plants in the ground at 16 inches on the center. One plant can be grown in a 10-inch diameter pot or three plants grown in a 14-16 inch pot.
ColorBlaze® Mini Me™ Watermelon Coleus Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 10 - 11|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)|
|Mature Height: 12 - 20 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 10 - 18 Inches|
|Spacing: 10 - 16 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Flower Description: Lavender|
|Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Lime Green, Deep Wine Purple, Red|
|Foliage Description: Watermelon to Coral with Yellow highlights.|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Container Role: Thriller or Filler|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: ColorBlaze® Mini Me™ Watermelon Coleus|
|Scientific Name: Plectranthus 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 Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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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
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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.