Black Dragon (Coleus)
Latin Name: C. x hybridus
Item #: 831Z
Suitable for Containers:
Suitable for Small Pots
(12-14 in/30-36 cm) Deep red with purplish black edged serrated shaped leaves. Pkt contains 50 seeds.
(12-14 in/30-36 cm) Tidy, low-maintenance, base branching coleus which grow best in full to partial shade. Full sun will cause leaf scorch. Plants are stunning in shaded borders and containers and they are late-flowering, extending their landscape value. Pkt contains 50 seeds.
GREENHOUSE: For early pot culture, sow in Dec. For bedding plant sales, sow Jan. 30th. - Mar. 15th. 1/32 oz/1 g sows approx. 4 (20 x 12 in/51 x 31 cm) flats at 700 - 800 seedlings per flat. Germinate at 70°F/21°C soil temp., for 7 - 10 days. Seed should be pressed lightly into the surface of the soil, and not covered as it requires light to germinate properly. Use luke warm water. Sow as thinly as possible, keep well ventilated, as coleus damps-off easily. Transplant in 15 days, not too deep. For richer colors, shade with cheesecloth. When transplanting mixtures, keep smaller plants to the outside edge of the box. Fringed types usually contain a percentage of plain leaf types, which should be rogued out.
HOME GARDEN: Sow outside June 1st., transplant in about 10 days, 8 in/20 cm apart. Pinch flower buds as they form. Re-pot best colors in Sept. before frost for ideal house plant during winter months.