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Plectranthus scutellarioides – ColorBlaze® Mini Me™ Watermelon – Coleus

Garden Height
12 - 20
Spacing
10 - 16
Spread
10 - 18
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Purple
Light Level
Sun or Shade
Proven Winners

This wonderful new Coleus for sun and shade features watermelon to coral foliage with golden chartruese accents, forming a very well-branched plant that works well in landscapes and containers. Like all ColorBlaze® Coleus, it is bred to take the heat and bloom very late in the season, if at all, extending its garden performance into the fall. This is a new type of ColorBlaze that is substantially smaller than the rest of the ColorBlaze coleus.

Features

This wonderful new Coleus for sun and shade features watermelon to coral foliage with golden chartruese accents, forming a very well-branched plant that works well in landscapes and containers. Like all ColorBlaze® Coleus, it is bred to take the heat and bloom very late in the season, if at all, extending its garden performance into the fall. This is a new type of ColorBlaze that is substantially smaller than the rest of the ColorBlaze coleus.

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 borders and containers.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Mass Planting

Soil Fertility Average Soil