Grow as a house plant or add to your garden for stunning impact! With deep red leaves and curled/serrated, blackish-purple edges, Black dragon is a stand out, easy to grow, flashy garden plant, that will fill out those garden beds in no time! The plants are deer resistant and the small flowers attractive to pollinators. Use in baskets, containers, beds & borders. Grows to a height of 18″ with a spread of 12″. Black Dragon Coleus is recommended for the following landscape applications; Mass Planting Border Edging General Garden Use Container Planting Hanging Baskets Planting & Growing Black Dragon Coleus will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Although it’s not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat. This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. Black Dragon Coleus is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a ‘filler’ in the ‘spiller-thriller-filler’ container combination, providing a canvas of foliage against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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