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Coleus 'Chocolate Mint'  

Solenostemon scutellarioides

Chocolate Mint is a variety of Coleus which is a member of the Solenostemon family. Its botanical name is Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Chocolate Mint'. Leaves usually appear in   Palatinate purple colour. This variety is an Ornamental that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Chocolate Mint is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.24 feet (that's 38.0 cm in metric) with a ground cover-like habit.

Chocolate Mint Coleus is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

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How to grow Coleus 'Chocolate Mint'

  • Partial Sun

  • High

Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water often. Chocolate Mint is generally regarded as a tender plant, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Chocolate Mint are Zone 10 and Zone 11.

Growing Chocolate Mint from seed

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.0 inches (0.01 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) between Coleus plants. For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 65°C / 149°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Chocolate Mint about 56 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Chocolate Mint

Chocolate Mint is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Chocolate Mint

Coleus 'Chocolate Mint' information

How long does Chocolate Mint take to grow?

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When should I sow Chocolate Mint?

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