ColorBlaze® Chocolate Drop Coleus | Proven Winners®

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Features

Characteristics

Plant Needs

Chocolate Drop's lobed, rounded green leaves have a deep crimson center and crimson venation, but what makes it really unique is its trailing habit! While it gets to be 14" tall, it will trail up to 24" making it perfect as a spiller component in containers. It performs well in both sun and shade, as long as there is reasonable humidity.  In very low humidity environments, it will need afternoon shade. Sun to shade tolerant and great in both landscapes and containers. It is late to bloom, which helps preserve the foliage presentation throughout the season. 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.

  • Adaptable As Houseplant
  • Deadheading Not Necessary

    Characteristics

    Plant Type:

    Annual

    Height Category:

    Medium

    Garden Height:

    14 - 20 Inches

    Spacing:

    12 - 18 Inches

    Spread:

    18 - 24 Inches

    Foliage Colors:

    Black, Green

    Foliage Shade:

    Multicolored

    Habit:

    Trailing

    Container Role:

    Spiller

    Tolerant to:

    Heat

    Resists:

    Deer

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement:

    Sun or Shade

    Maintenance Category:

    Easy

    Bloom Time:

    Grown for Foliage

    Hardiness Zones:

    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b

    Water Category:

    Average

    Soil Fertility Requirement:

    Average Soil

    Uses:

    Container, Landscape

    Uses Notes:

    Trailing habit is great in beds, containers, and combinations

    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.

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