Black Dragon Coleus
Plectranthus scutellariodes. This exotic looking coleus has serrated leaves and unusual texture. They are a deep red, with purplish-black edges, making it an interesting addition to a shady bed or container. They grow 12-14” tall and hold their colour throughout the season. Coleus are an annual that need to be started 8-10 weeks before last frost. Pinching helps promote bushier plants. Approx. 50 seeds/pkg.
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Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before transplanting. Sow seed on the surface of the soil, do not cover as light is required for germination. Provide a soil temperature of 21-24 degrees C. Transplant after all danger of frost is past, 6-8 inches apart.
Coleus can grow under any light condition, shade to full-sun as long as they get plenty of moisture. Pinch and remove flowers to encourage branching and full growth.