Broad, distinctive scarlet leaves with a narrow band of gold on the edge. Plants will be large-leaved, uniform, and about 14-16 inches tall.
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 ºF 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: 14-16" x 12-14"
Spacing: 12-18” 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.