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Solenostemon Dipt in Wine (Coleus)

Coleus Dipt in Wine, Solenostemon scutellarioides ColorBlaze® Dipt in Wine, ColorBlaze® Series

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Incredibly showy, Solenostemon Dipt in Wine (Coleus) is a tropical evergreen tender subshrub boasting smooth, rounded, crimson leaves adorned with a contrasting lime-green edge. Easy to grow, low maintenance, heat tolerant, Coleus is terrific as a bedding annual or planted in containers where it never fails to add drama. Bring indoors for winter beyond its hardiness range.

  • Grows up to 24-36 in. tall (60-90 cm) and 12-16 in. wide (30-40 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soils.
  • Perfect addition to beds and borders or containers.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for mealybugs and mites.
  • Pinch out tips to encourage bushiness. Cut back if bringing indoors for winter.
  • Propagate by seed in early spring (cultivars may not come true) or by softwood cuttings in summer.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 - 11
Heat Zones 1 - 11
Climate Zones 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals, Shrubs
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Solenostemon
Common names Coleus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 16"
(30cm - 40cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Attracts Birds, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
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Dahlia ‘Gallery Monet’
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Requirements

Hardiness 10 - 11
Heat Zones 1 - 11
Climate Zones 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals, Shrubs
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Solenostemon
Common names Coleus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 16"
(30cm - 40cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Attracts Birds, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
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Do I Need?
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