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Coleus – ColorBlaze® Velveteen

Garden Height
24 - 40
Spacing
12 - 16
Spread
12 - 16
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Blue
Light Level
Sun or Shade
Proven Winners

There is drama written all over this gorgeous dark foliage beauty, its broad burgundy leaves with hot pink centers forming a densely branched, upright pillar perfect for thrilling combination containers and landscapes. Like all ColorBlaze® Coleus, it is bred to take the heat without losing its color and it blooms very late in the season, if at all, extending its garden performance into the fall. Try this alternative to impatiens for shade, as it is resistant to downy mildew.

Features

There is drama written all over this gorgeous dark foliage beauty, its broad burgundy leaves with hot pink centers forming a densely branched, upright pillar perfect for thrilling combination containers and landscapes. Like all ColorBlaze® Coleus, it is bred to take the heat without losing its color and it blooms very late in the season, if at all, extending its garden performance into the fall. Try this alternative to impatiens for shade, as it is resistant to downy mildew.

Resists: Deer

Adapatable as House Plant

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Heat Tolerant

Foliage Interest

Maintenance Notes

Many people feel that coleus look best before they flower. We have worked hard to choose coleus that bloom late in the season or not at all. To keep foliage in top shape, pinch off the blooms as they appear if you wish.

Rules of Thumb for Overwintering Plants Indoors:

1. Choose only healthy plants

2. Bring Plants indoors before frost damages foliage

3. Treat for disease and insects before bringing plants indoors

4. Place in bright areas and add humidity using pebble trays or spray bottles

5. Be careful not to over water

6 When active growth starts in spring fertilize and prune as needed

7. Introduce your plants slowly to outdoor conditions in spring

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

Uses Notes

Use in beds, borders and containers.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Mass Planting

Soil Fertility Average Soil

pH C - pH 6.0 - 6.5

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements Medium, High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Spring through Summer Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 5-6
6" and Gallon Pot : 6-8
7-9" Pot : 8-10
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12

Pinching and Growth Regulators

One to two pinches can be used to increase branching and for shaping. For small pot sizes this may not be necessary, larger pots will probably require pinching. Florel can increase branching and reduce flowering. Cycocel/B-Nine tank mix or Sumagic spray at 3-5 ppm will help control growth if needed. Growing on the dry-side . will help control growth resulting in fewer applications of PGR.s.

Pest and Disease Management

Diseases are uncommon if good growing practices are used. Good sanitation practices include keeping greenhouses clean at all times, eliminating weeds and debris, disinfecting equipment in greenhouses as often as possible and keeping hose ends off of the greenhouse floor. Good water management practices are critical for good, healthy plant growth.

Grower Tips

-Establish in a warm environment, plants subject to chilling may be stunted. -Proper water management is needed. Do not allow severe dry-down or overly wet soils. However, growing on the dry side will help control growth resulting in lower PGR use.