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Solenostemon Wicked Witch™ (Coleus)

Coleus Wicked Witch™, Solenostemon scutellarioides ColorBlaze® Wicked Witch™, ColorBlaze® Series


Colorful, Solenostemon Wicked Witch™ (Coleus) is a tropical evergreen tender subshrub boasting deep burgundy to chocolate leaves adorned with ruffled edges outlined in chartreuse. It is late to bloom, which helps preserve the foliage presentation throughout the season. 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 18-36 in. wide (45-90 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.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 12
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals, Shrubs
Plant Family Solenostemon - 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' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 12
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals, Shrubs
Plant Family Solenostemon - 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' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers

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