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ColorBlaze® Royale Pineapple Brandy™ Coleus

Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Royale Pineapple Brandy'

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ColorBlaze Royale Pineapple Brandy Coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Royale Pineapple Brandy') at Roger's Gardens

ColorBlaze® Royale Pineapple Brandy™ Coleus foliage

ColorBlaze® Royale Pineapple Brandy™ Coleus foliage

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Height:  30 inches

Spacing:  16 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  9b

Group/Class:  ColorBlaze® Series

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

Shade or sun, this well branched and upright variety features stunning yellow and chartreuse foliage with hints of burgundy; superb performance in patio containers, borders and landscapes; heat tolerant and low maintenance

Ornamental Features

ColorBlaze® Royale Pineapple Brandy™ Coleus' attractive serrated pointy leaves remain chartreuse in color with showy burgundy variegation and tinges of yellow throughout the year. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

ColorBlaze® Royale Pineapple Brandy™ Coleus is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant. The flowers of this plant may actually detract from its ornamental features, so they can be removed as they appear. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

ColorBlaze® Royale Pineapple Brandy™ Coleus is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

ColorBlaze® Royale Pineapple Brandy™ Coleus will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

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. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

ColorBlaze® Royale Pineapple Brandy™ Coleus is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. 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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Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features