Coleus Black Dragon Seeds

Coleus Black Dragon Seeds

Solenostemon scutellarioides

Item #1271

Annual. Add some gorgeous, deep color to shady areas with this striking coleus. This compact, bushy plant brings a hot blush to gardens with hues of purple, red, and black. The unusual colors combined with the puckered leaf shapes provide ultimate visual interest. It’s a perfect accent to any bright colored leaves or flowers. Wonderful in containers, inside or out! Attracts pollinators if allowed to bloom. Grown as an annual although perennial in USDA zones 11 and warmer.
Deer resistant.



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Annual

Shade to part sun

Blooms summer

12" tall

Days to Emerge:
15 - 20 days

Seed Depth:
Press into surface

Seed Spacing:
4-6 seeds every
6" to 12"

Thinning:
When 1" tall,
thin to 1 every
6" - 12"


When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date for transplanting outside or any time of year when grown as a houseplant. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 70°–80°F.

Special germination instructions: Light aids germination. Press seed into soil surface; do not cover with soil. Keep moist.

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