This is my first year growing coleus of any kind. Can you say "pandemic projects"? Wicked Witch is the most stunning and best-performing coleus out of those I tried to grow. Second place goes to Lemon Time, but I think it attracted a variety of pests that stunted its ability to shine. I couldn't get Neptune's Net to perform. I bet it would be happier in the sun. I grew all of my coleuses in the shade of hackberry trees. Bottom line, I'm going to grow this variety again next year.
ColorBlaze® Wicked Witch™ Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides
- Sun or Shade
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
FeaturesThe plot THICKENS.
Deep Burgundy to Chocolate foliage with a ruffled edge outlined in chartreuse with well-branched plants. Sun to shade tolerant and great in both landscapes and containers. It is late to bloom, which helps preserve the foliage presentation throughout the season.Award WinnerAdaptable As HouseplantFoliage InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not Necessary
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:TallGarden Height:24 - 40 InchesSpacing:18 - 24 InchesSpread:18 - 36 InchesFoliage Colors:BlueFoliage Shade:Deep Burgundy to Chocolate with a chartreuse edgeHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun or ShadeMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Great in both landscapes and containers.Maintenance Notes:
Many people feel that coleus look best before they flower. We have worked hard to choose coleus that bloom late in the season or not at all. To keep foliage in top shape, pinch off the blooms as they appear if you wish.
Rules of Thumb for Overwintering Plants Indoors:
1. Choose only healthy plants
2. Bring Plants indoors before frost damages foliage
3. Treat for disease and insects before bringing plants indoors
4. Place in bright areas and add humidity using pebble trays or spray bottles
5. Be careful not to over water
6 When active growth starts in spring fertilize and prune as needed
7. Introduce your plants slowly to outdoor conditions in spring
An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.
Jacob Palmer, Oklahoma, United States, 36 sec ago
Wicked Witch coleus is easy to grow. Beautiful in containers as an addition or stand alone. Velvety leaves, dense growing. Oohs & ahhs from everyone. Show stopper.Toni Siergiej, Ohio, United States, 1 year ago
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