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Black Dragon Coleus Plant

  • - Painted Nettle
  • - Height: 10-14 inches
  • - Growing Zone: 2-11
  • - Exposure: Part Sun
  • - Bloom Time: Late Summer
  • - Each 3-Inch Pot contains 1 Black Dragon Coleus Plant
Plant Features

The Black Dragon Coleus (Painted Nettle) plant is more shade-loving than most, having remarkable color even when the sunshine is limited. The unique leaves are beautifully scalloped, ruffled and corrugated for fantastic texture! This shade tolerant plant's color is almost self-explanatory: deep purplish-black margins surround a center that ranges in color from dark maroon to bright scarlet red, looking similar to a black dragon's maw. It will add texture, interest and color to mixed garden and container plantings.

Companion Planting: Begonia, Calibrachoa, Fuchsia, Impatiens, Ipomoea

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 4-6 hours of morning sun
Overwinter Zones 10, 11
Soil Moisture Moist
Soil Properties Well-drained
Fertilizer Weekly
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Tall
Mature Spread 10-14 inches
Habit Upright
Foliage Color Multicolored
Features Heat tolerant
Garden Styles Container Garden, Cottage Garden, Therapeutic Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Focal Point, Texture
Pet Friendly No

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dramatic Coleus for the garden

The Black Dragon Coleus is a dramatic addition to my Coleus garden.

From Sheila | May 18, 2016

a great plant for my shady garden

This Black Dragon Coleus is a standout in my shady garden.

From Sheila | August 18, 2015

Black Dragon Coleus

Awesome color! Arrived in great condition a great addition to my garden!

From Nikolas | July 23, 2015

healthy Coleus plants

I have bought many plants from this site. The plants arrive fresh, healthy and well packaged. I have not had a single loss and they are thriving very well. The Black Dragon Coleus is growing well in my container garden.

From Deepa | May 31, 2013

Black Dragon Coleus

Plants arrived quickly, packaged well, and it great condition.

From Kayla | May 01, 2013

Black Dragon Coleus Plant

Could not find this in my neighborhood. Love this plant!

From anonymous | July 02, 2012