Dark Chocolate Coleus ,Pelleted seeds !
This chocolate-leaved wonder certainly doesn't Fear the heat of the sun !
The leaves are colored and "pinked" from the moment they unfurl, so growing this coleus from seed is a delightful experience!
Coleus Dark Chocolate
Coleus (Dark Chocolate) - Coleus seeds readily germinate and grow quickly to give gorgeous foliage plants for the shady border, containers, or even as a houseplant. You do not need beautiful flowers when you have foliage like this from Coleus Dark Chocolate. This Dark Chocolate Coleus plant will display its colorful glory every single day from the time the flower seed germinates until hard frost, and it is happy to grow in full sun if given plenty of water. A common name for Coleus is Flame Nettle, and what an appropriate name it is as this unique foliage plant smolders in the shade!
Why do we bother waiting for flowers to bloom when coleus awaits us, displaying its colorful glory every single day from germination until hard frost? This burgundy-violet variety is breathtaking, its foliage looking even darker in partial shade, its leaves neatly "pinked." No matter how hot your summer days get, Dark Chocolate will not "go green" (and that's a good thing!). You simply have to try it this season.
Neat and well-branched (especially if you pinch the growing tip a few times when the seedlings are young), this coleus reaches 12 to 14 inches high and about 12 inches wide -- a nice size for containers as well as the garden! At some point it will set tiny flowers on tall stems, but these don't do much for its looks, and can be snipped off. You don't want anything blocking the view of those velvety chocolate-brown leaves!
Happy to grow in full sun if given plenty of water, this adaptable coleus also smolders in the shade. It looks good from the moment its tiny new leaves emerge (already brown and scalloped!) 'til hard frost. And that's something no flowering annual can equal! Pkt is 30 pelleted seeds.
USDA Zones: 4 - 10
Height: 12 - 14 inches
Bloom Season: Spring through fall
Foliage Color: Dark Burgundy
Environment: Full sun to full shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.6 - 7.5
Temperature: 70 - 75F
Average Germ Time: 10 - 14 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: DO NOT COVER
Sowing Rate: 2 -3 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 10 inches
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