- Full Shade to Full Sun (0 - 6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
- Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 10 - 11
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
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.
ColorBlaze® Newly Noir™ Coleus Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 10 - 11
|Plant Type: Annuals
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)
|Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
|Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches
|Flower Color(s): None
|Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous, Variegated
|Foliage Color(s): Black, Purple
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
|Container Role: Thriller
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
|Brand: Proven Winners
|Common Name: ColorBlaze® Newly Noir™ Coleus
|Scientific Name: Plectranthus scutellarioides USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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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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.