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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.
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.
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I had 100% germination rate. I can’t wait to see it at maturity!
It has been fun growing them because they are gorgeous.
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