Coleus (Black Dragon) - For a dark foliage plant, start Coleus seeds and enjoy the show! Solenostemon scutellarioides is perfect for adding some intense color into the shade border. Or grow a house plant indoors in a sunny window.
Black Dragon is an unusually richly-textured, warmly-colored foliage plant. Compact, very showy, and easy to grow, it's a must-have for anyone with an area of shade, and it's so easy to establish with flower seeds.
The leaves are spectacular, both for their red-to-midnight-purple color shading and their rippling edges which will pucker and begin to turn colors. A familiar common name is Painted Nettle. It is suggested to start these flower seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the last frost is expected.
Season: Annual USDA Zones: 4 - 10 Height: 12 inches Bloom Season: Spring through fall Foliage Color: Purple mix Environment: Partial shade 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 Care & Maintenance: Coleus