Black Dragon Coleus

$ 2.50

A unique and dramatic new coleus, plants are 12-18" tall with a deep cut, extremely ruffled leaves. The ruffled leaves are an intense fuchsia at the center blending to a dark burgundy at the edges. Either in containers or in the garden, in full sun or partial shade, Black Dragon will make its dark presence felt.

20 seeds



Solenostemon scutellarioides


Germination: 10-15 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70--75ºF.

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface, needs light to germinate

Starting Indoors:  Start indoors 8-12 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-75 degree soil temperatures. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperatures until germination. Transplant after the last frost date,10-12” apart.

Sowing Outdoors: Direct sowing outdoors is not recommended

Growth Habit: Upright

Height and Width:  12-18" x 12"

Spacing: 12-14” apart

Light Needs:  Part sun to shade 

Soil Needs: Average to fertile, well-drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: Sizable seedlings are ready 12-14 weeks after sowing. 

Uses:  Flower Beds, containers

Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. When grown in containers coleus needs to be fertilized and watered regularly. During the heat of summer, they will need to be watered a few times a week. Apply a liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks or use a time-release fertilizer at planting time.