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ColorBlaze Torchlight Coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides 'ColorBlaze Torchlight')
It can be hard to find a bright pop of color for that tricky shady spot in your garden, but Coleus is always happy to steal the (albeit kind of dim) spotlight.
This low-maintenance, high-impact annual prefers moist, rich, loose soil and part-shade, and can even tolerate full shade (but may get leggy while she searches for a little more sun).
Coleus’s gem-toned, highly contrasted foliage can mound to 3’ high and 3’ wide, making her a dramatic addition to the part-shade garden.
Low maintenance, high contrast
Adds great color to your part-shade garden
Easily propagated from cuttings in water or potting soil
Can wilt in full sun - she can do it sometimes with extra love (more water)
Can get leggy in full-shade
Prefers moist soil and is not drought-tolerant
|Highlights||I can take a sunny site if I get water every day but careful not to have soggy soil or standing water. Watch for me to wilt - it's a sign I need more water.|
|Tags||Annual in Chicago, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fillers, Good for Beginners, Grown for Attractive Foliage, Insignificant Flowers, Shade Tolerant, Tender Perennial, Tender Perennials|
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Plants which are well-adapted to our local climate are most often field-grown (outside). Field-grown plants are generally cheaper and have the advantage of already somewhat acclimated to our cold winters, but that means they’re not artificially far along in the spring and tend to bloom at the normal time in our area.
Spring annuals and tender perennials are typically grown in Greenhouses so they can be ready and luxurious exactly when customers want them. Some perennials are also “forced” into early bloom in greenhouses. In May, there can be a very big difference between field-grown and greenhouse-grown plants of the same type. The latter typically look good right away (so they’re a great choice where that’s important), but we typically pay a premium for it.
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