Flowers usually get all the attention in an outdoor space, but not when the ColorBlaze® Newly Noir™ Coleus is around. Striking foliage in deep, dark purple and black hues will draw the eye and make this plant the centerpiece of a landscape or patio. Commonly used as a thriller in containers, the ColorBlaze® Newly Noir™ Coleus provides a stunning contrast to more traditional green foliage plants. The Plectranthus scutellarioides blooms in the spring and summer, but the flowers are insignificant, and many gardeners remove them to avoid distracting from the foliage.
This plant is grown as a perennial in USDA zones 10 and 11, where it provides color throughout the year. In other areas, Coleus is used as an annual that is either brought indoors before the weather turns cold or dies back at the first hard frost. The ColorBlaze® Newly Noir™ Coleus originates from Southeast Asia and boasts broad leaves that narrow to a point and feature scalloped edges. Coleus is a versatile plant that can flourish in containers, landscapes, or mass plantings and is commonly used as a specimen or focal point.
ColorBlaze® Newly Noir™ Coleus Plant Care
The ColorBlaze® Newly Noir™ Coleus is not fussy and very easy to maintain. This plant can handle sun to shade, allowing it to thrive in most areas. Generally, about 4 to 6 hours of sunlight will suffice. Coleus plants like to dry out, so only water when the soil is dry, and keep in mind that plants in sunny spots will dry out more quickly. Well-draining soil will prevent root rot, and soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0 will support healthy growth. Coleus is not a heavy feeder but fertilize monthly starting in the spring and throughout the growing season to keep it looking its best. Feed potted Coleus every two weeks.
It is a matter of preference, but flowers can be removed. The flowers are not very showy, and the foliage is the focal point, so removing the blooms enables the plant to focus more energy on the foliage. The plant may look overgrown as the growing season progresses, and light pruning can clean it up. Coleus can live as a houseplant so before the weather turns chilly, transplant it into a container and bring it inside. As a houseplant, Coles needs bright indirect light and increased humidity.
ColorBlaze® Newly Noir™ Coleus Plant Spacing
Once mature and acclimated, the ColorBlaze® Newly Noir™ Coleus is a large plant, so make sure to give it the room it needs to grow. This Coleus can top out around 40 inches tall and spread out 18 to 36 inches. Space plants in the ground 18 to 24 inches apart to create a full, lush row of foliage. Based on the size, one Coleus is typically enough for a container.
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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
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.