Goodness, it’s proving to be a “splendidly depraved” yr for coleus. On this case depraved is nice and guarantees so as to add unbelievable coloration and texture to your backyard. Depraved really refers to 2 new colours or varieties within the ColorBlaze sequence of coleus. If you’re like me you most likely thought we had the entire coleus we may ever need 10 years in the past. That is merely not the case.
An instance is the Mississippi Medallion Award program, celebrating its 25th yr. On this anniversary yr of among the best plant promotion packages within the nation, the consultants chosen ColorBlaze coleus as award winners. Then this yr Confirmed Winners debuted ColorBlaze Depraved Sizzling and ColorBlaze Depraved Witch. Each of those new varieties have already got dozens of awards based mostly on 2019 College Trials.
I’m speaking awards like Better of the Greatest, Good Rating All Summer season and Prime Performer. ColorBlaze Depraved Sizzling is just superb with an array of orange and rust intensities. It does remind you of glowing embers in a campfire. This coloration reaches out and grabs you, inflicting you to essentially take discover.
ColorBlaze Depraved Sizzling has serrated margins and excels in solar or shade. It may possibly attain 40 inches in peak with a diffusion to about 36 inches. In different phrases, it’s vigorous. However don’t let that scare you — it’s simply pinched to keep up your required form. It was made to accomplice with shades of blue for a tremendous complementary coloration scheme.
At The Backyard Man’s home it appeared to supply a magical alternative to mix with Double Play Sweet Corn spiraea that I lately wrote about. To refresh, this spiraea options chartreuse and gold foliage topped with rusty orange new development — a wedding made in gardening heaven.
ColorBlaze Depraved Witch can also be the identical peak and width, for solar or shade. It too is serrated however with deep burgundy to chocolate foliage and lime inexperienced or chartreuse margins. To me this one screams to be partnered with lime inexperienced the place the margins serve to echo the colour of the companion plant. In enjoying round with companions on the dwelling of my son, James, ColorBlaze Depraved Witch and Everillo carex created the partnership of goals.
Additionally at The Gardens Man’s home, ColorBlaze Lime Time stole my coronary heart. It may have been named Depraved Great as it’s an identical in form, dimension and serration, however has stop-you-in-your-tracks lime inexperienced. I’m one who believes the whole lot seems higher with lime inexperienced. Such is the case after I put ColorBlaze Lime Time in between blue flowered catmint and the riveting tangerine coloured Orange You Superior echinacea.
There are 14 alternatives to select from within the ColorBlaze sequence. I promise there will probably be no less than one to suit your wants. In fertile natural wealthy soil these are persevering, foolproof vegetation that may carry out till frost or at any time when you’re prepared to tug for planting pansies. You will discover out why ColorBlaze Depraved Sizzling and ColorBlaze Depraved Witch, two of this yr’s introductions, have received awards from north to south and east to west.
Norman Winter, horticulturist, backyard speaker and creator of “Powerful-as-Nails Flowers for the South” and “Charming Mixtures: Shade and Model within the Backyard.” Comply with him on Fb @NormanWinterTheGardenGuy.