Black Dragon Coleus Seeds

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Add some gorgeous, dramatic color to shady areas with this striking coleus. This compact, bushy plant brings a hot blush to gardens with hues of purple, red, and black. The unusual colors combined with the puckered leaf shapes are the ultimate visual interest. It's a perfect accent to any bright colored leaves or flowers. Wonderful in containers, inside or out! Attracts pollinators if allowed to bloom.
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Botanical Name: Plectranthus scutellarioides

Family: Lamiaceae

Native: Asia, Australia, and the Pacific

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 11 and warmer. Frost-sensitive; typically grown as an annual.

Plant Dimensions: 12"–14" tall, 10"–12" wide

Variety Information: Colorful foliage in shades of of purple, red, and black

Exposure: Part shade

Attributes: Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date for transplanting outside; any time of year when grown as a houseplant. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 70°–80°F.

Days to Emerge: 15–20 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 2–3 seeds every 6"–10"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 6"–10"

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