Coleus Wizard Scarlet Solenostemon Scutellarioides is mostly grown as an annual, but this plant is a tropical perennial native to Africa and Asia. Easily grown from seeds Coleus Wizard Scarlet is commonly called Flame Nettle, Painted Nettle, and Painted Leaf. Coleus Wizard Scarlet is a tall variety with heart-shaped, serrated, scarlet-red leaves that have thin green margin around the edge.
Coleus Wizard Scarlet creates a dazzling display of red color and can brighten up any shade location in the garden, but this Coleus also tolerates some sun except when it is grown in the hottest climates. The Solenostemon Scutellarioides seeds produce Coleus that is an outstanding ornamental plant for large containers, hanging baskets, pots and borders. Coleus Wizard is also can be easily grown indoors as a houseplant.
Height: 20 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