Coleus Colorblaze Twist and Twirl

FEATURES

Wild twists and twirls of red, yellow, green and purple splash the foliage of this sun-loving coleus

Award Winner
Adaptable As Houseplant
Foliage Interest
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Attracts:
Birds
Hummingbirds
Resists:
Deer

CHARACTERISTICS

Plant Type:

Annual

Height Category:

Tall

Garden Height:

24 – 30 Inches

Spacing:

12 – 14 Inches

Spread:

12 – 14 Inches

Foliage Colors:

Green

Pink

Purple

Red

Yellow

Foliage Shade:

Multicolored

Habit:

Upright

Container Role:

Thriller

PLANT NEEDS

Light Requirement:

Sun or Shade

Maintenance Category:

Easy

Bloom Time:

Grown for Foliage

Hardiness Zones:

10a10b11a11b

Water Category:

Average

Uses:

Container

Landscape

Category: Tag:

Description

Uses Notes:

Use in mixed containers, landscape borders or beds

Maintenance Notes:

Many people feel that coleus look best before they flower. 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

Twist and Twirl is a wonderful Coleus that develops bright colors as the summer progresses. It is best in full sun, where the colors will include bright yellows, reds and maroons as well as the background of greens. In the shade or filtered sun, you will have a preponderance of greens, some yellows, and a dapple of red (obviously sun is better than shade.) I would limit the amount of fertilizer given to it, especially if it is not in a bright spot, because the nitrogen in the fertilizer blend will only make the greens richer. This coleus was developed in Florida and can really tolerate hot days and bright light.