Coleus Black Dragon Solenostemon Scutellarioides is a herbaceous, evergreen perennial with upright, spreading growth habit. Coleus Black Dragon seeds can be started indoors or outdoors. Other common names of this plant are Flame Nettle and Painted Nettle and its sticking, deep-purple to maroon foliage adds a fabulous accent color to the garden.
Coleus Black Dragon is used extensively in landscaping and garden applications such as mass planting, border edging, container planting, and hanging baskets. Solenostemon Scutellarioides seeds germinate fast, and Black Dragon Coleus grows best in full shade or partial shade and requires moist, but well drained soil. Coleus is a popular houseplant, and is easy to grow indoors.
Height: 24 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Environment: Shade/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich, Moist well-drained, pH 5.6-7.5
USDA Zones: 8-11 (As Perennial) All Regions of North America (As Annual)
Sow Indoors: Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 10-14 Days
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