• New FlameThrower™ Salsa Roja
    ‘UF15-97-9’ PPAF
    (Flowering Only License)

  • New FlameThrower™ Serrano
    ‘UF15-6-28’ PPAF
    (Flowering Only License)

  • FlameThrower™ Salsa Verde
    ‘UF14-24-1’ PP29,820
    (Flowering Only License)

  • FlameThrower™ Habanero
    ‘UF09-8-37’ PP27,077
    (Flowering Only License)

  • FlameThrower™ Chili Pepper
    ‘UF08-19-10’ PP27,078
    (Flowering Only License)

  • FlameThrower™ Chipotle
    ‘UF12-82-3’ PP27,288
    (Flowering Only License)

  • FlameThrower™ Spiced Curry
    ‘UF12-73-5’ PP27,499
    (Flowering Only License)

FlameThrower™ Coleus
  • Stunning colors and patterns for full sun and shade.
  • Versatile, premium varieties are very late to never-flowering.
  • Low-maintenance, high-impact plants are perfect for large pot programs and landscaping.
  • Compact to medium coleus is perfect for quarts and mixed containers.
  • Bold foliage colors in a compact habit make this striking coleus ideal for small pots and mixed containers.
  • Its uniquely-colored and shaped leaves add texture in the garden and containers.
  • Great garden performance in sun and shade.
NEW Salsa Roja: Exciting burgundy/red color addition is similar in habit to Habanero on the vigorous end of the series.
NEW Serrano: Novel bicolor features a bright yellow as the primary accent. Similar in habit to Spiced Curry on the lower vigor end of the series.
  • General Information
    • Height: 12-18" (30-46cm)
      Spread: 16-18" (41-46cm)
      Exposure: Shade, Sun
  • Propagation Guide
    • Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 50, 72, 84, 105
      Rooting Hormone: No
      Average Days with Mist: 4-6
      Pinch: No
      Average Propagation Time (weeks): 2-3

      Average propagation time for perennials includes 3-5 weeks to bulk-up the liner before beginning cold treatment when started in late Summer or early Autumn.

      Comments: Avoid stretch. Transplant on time. A B-Nine spray (1,500-2,000 ppm) 10-12 days after stick can help to reduce stem elongation.
  • Finishing
    • Soil pH: 5.8-6.2
      Light Levels (fc): 4,000-10,000
      Temperature Day: 74-85°F (23-29°C)
      Temperature Night: 59-70°F (15-21°C)
      Fertilization (ppm N): 175-225
      No. of Pinches: 0-2
      Plant Growth Regulators (S) = spray / (D) = drench: Generally not needed. Sumagic(S) 5-10 ppm or a B-Nine 2,500-3,500 ppm and Cycocel 1,000-1,500 tank mix(S) can be used to maintain habit as needed.
      Pests: Thrips, aphids, whitefly
      Diseases: Root rot
  • Crop Time (weeks)
    • 4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts : 1 ppp, 5-7 weeks
      6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 1-2 ppp, 6-8 weeks
      10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 3-4 ppp, 8-11 weeks
  • Download Culture
  • Videos
    • Trial Peeks - Coleus FlameThrower
      New Colors for FlameThrower Coleus in 2019
      Get Creative with Foliage from Ball FloraPlant
      FlameThrower Coleus Culture Trials 2017
      FlameThrower Coleus
  • Additional Information
Ryan Kenny
Ryan Kenny
Culture Research Technician

Focus on the vigor

FlameThrower coleus are naturally compact. Growing them is a breeze, especially when you follow the regional culture recommendations below that I’ve been working on.

Western Region

While a pinch will always benefit a coleus crop, we have new research that shows FlameThrower is successful with no pinch and no PGR for a target week 15 finish.

Midwest, Canada and Northeast Region

Our latest culture trial study in the Midwest proved that FlameThrower can be grown with no pinch and no PGR for a week 18 target date.

South and Southeast Region

After extensive trials, our recommendation is that pinch is recommended, as it eliminates the need for PGR in most growing conditions.

NEW Serrano with no pinch and no PGR grown in West Chicago, IL.