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ColorBlaze® Mini Me™ Watermelon Coleus

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  • 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
Habit: Upright
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
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: N/A
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
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Plectranthus scutellarioides

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes 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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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Guarantee and Warranty

Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an automated email with tracking information. 

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Planter Shipping

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