Coleus Dark Chocolate Solenostemon Scutellarioides is a tropical perennial that performs as an annual in cooler climates. Coleus Dark Chocolate seeds can be sown indoors and transplanted outdoors after the last frost. Also known as Flame Nettle, Painted Nettle and Painted Leaf, this dwarf, bushy variety of Coleus features breathtaking, velvety, dark-purple to burgundy-violet foliage with mid-sized and neatly "pinked" leaves. The foliage of Coleus Dark Chocolate does not fade under the direct sunlight, and the plant resists heat perfectly when plenty of water is provided.
Coleus Dark Chocolate is a superb, compact and showy ornamental flower for any garden application or for growing in containers and pots. The soil must be constantly kept moist until Solenostemon Scutellarioides seeds germinate. Coleus Dark Chocolate is the variety that can be grown in full sun or partial shade. Coleus is one of the most popular houseplants.
Height: 12-14 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich, Moist well-drained, pH 5.6-7.5
USDA Zones: 10-11 (As Perennial) All Regions of North America (As Annual)
Sow Indoors: Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 10-14 Days