Coleus Chocolate Covered Cherry Solenostemon Scutellarioides is a herbaceous, tropical perennial. This plant can be easily grown from Coleus seeds, and also called Flame Nettle and Painted Nettle, this highly ornamental Coleus has attractive, non-fading foliage with serrated, pointy leaves that are cherry-red in color with glowing green edges and touches of crimson.
Coleus Chocolate Covered Cherry is a dwarf and bushy plan that can be used in container planting, pots, hanging baskets, border edging and mass planting. The surface sowing has to be applied when planting Solenostemon Scutellarioides seeds. Coleus Chocolate Covered Cherry tolerates full sun, and this ornamental plant is heat resistant, so it can be successfully grown in hot and humid climates. Coleus is an outstanding pot houseplant.
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