Coleus Jazz Ruby Solenostemon Scutellarioides is a tropical perennial plant native to Africa and Asia. Coleus Jazz Ruby seeds can be started in pots indoors, and Coleus is mostly grown as an annual that is commonly called Flame Nettle, Painted Nettle or Painted Leaf. Coleus Jazz is a very compact, dense variety that grows only 10 inches tall, and features very showy, extra large, red-ruby leaves.
Coleus Jazz Ruby makes a beautiful exotic display in shade containers and gardens. Even if Solenostemon Scutellarioides seeds are started directly outdoors, the Coleus plant will grow fast, and it will establish itself easily. Coleus Jazz Ruby prefers to grow in partial shade or shade, tolerating heat and humidity perfectly as long as moist, well-drained soil is provided. Coleus is a very popular, care-free houseplant.
Height: 10 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Environment: Shade/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