- Full Shade to Full Sun (0 - 6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 24-40 Inches
- Mature Width 18-36 Inches
- Use as a Thriller in Containers
Giant. Gorgeous. Showstopper. Still have questions? Torchlight glows in lime, maroon and cranberry red in both sun and shade, and has won 24 awards. Twenty-four. No wall-flower, this coleus grows up to 40 inches tall and 30 inches wide, making it a heat-tolerant stunner for any focal point container or landscape looking for some wow. An extra plus: no deadheading is necessary, so you can sit back and enjoy the airy white flowers.
This Solenostemon scutellarioides hybrid is a great upright accent for larger containers or a standout in a sunny or shade border, in the middle or back, where it could hold its own with ornamental grasses and other tall perennials. Combine this in its container combinations with reds, pinks and white flowered plants like begonias, zinnias, or echinaceas, or dark blue purple salvia or petunias. Before frost douses your Torchlight, you can consider bringing it indoors, where you may have success growing it in a warm bright location with indirect sun and keeping it moderately moist.
ColorBlaze® Torchlight® Coleus Care
A fuss-free addition to sun or shade, Colorblaze Torchlight needs only average water and fertilizer to thrive. In the landscape, it will enjoy controlled-release fertilizer at planting time, and possibly once more in areas with an extended growing season.
Plants in pots or raised beds will do best with controlled-release at planting followed by regular water-soluble fertilizer starting two months after planting according to product directions. If the plant is becoming leggy, or you prefer to remove the flowers, coleus can be pinched back or pruned at any time with scissors or light shears.
ColorBlaze® Torchlight® Coleus Spacing
Though not even the biggest in the Colorblaze series, Torchlight doesn’t hide its light under a bushel. It’s about 40 inches high and 30 inches wide, so a spacing of 18 to 24 inches is recommended. Containers under 22 inches should just use one plant.
ColorBlaze® Torchlight® Coleus Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11|
|Flower Color(s): Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s) Green, Purple, Red|
|Foliage Description: Fuchsia, maroon-purple and green tricolor foliage|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun to Full Shade|
|Height Class: Tall|
|Mature Height: 24-40 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 18-36 Inches|
|Mature Spacing: 18-24 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Use Types: Border Plant, Container, Houseplant, Landscape, Mass Planting|
|Features: Low Maintenance, Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary|
|Scientific Name: Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Torchlight®'|
|Common Name: ColorBlaze® Torchlight® 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 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.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. 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 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.