Coleus scutellarioides ColorBlaze® ‘Dipt In Wine’

ColorBlaze® ‘Dipt in Wine’ Coleus when I brought it home on 5-31-12, #95-4.

Coleus ColorBlaze® ‘Dipt in Wine’ 

Coleus scutellarioides

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Plectranthus scutellarioides


Solenostemon scutellarioides

Coleus scutellarioides (L.) Benth. is the accepted scientific name for this species of Coleus. It was named and described as such by George Bentham in Plantae Asiaticae Rariores in 1830. It was first named and described as Ocimum scutellarioides by Carl von Linnaeus in the second volume of the first edition of Species Plantarum in 1753.

To read the research document published on Phytokeys, “Nomenclatural changes in Coleus and Plectranthus (Lamiaceae): a tale of more than two genera” by Alan J. Patton and others”, click HERE. I think this is the document presented to make the name changes. 

The two most common synonyms that plants are still sold under are Plectranthus scutellarioides and Solenostemon scutellarioides. 

Now a synonym, Plectranthus scutellarioides (L.) R.Br. was described as such by Robert Brown in Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae in 1810.

Now a synonym, Solenostemon scutellarioides (L.) Codd was described by Leslie Edward Wastell Codd in Bothalia in 1975.

The genus, Coleus Lour., was named and described as such by João de Loureiro in Flora Cochinchinensis in 1790.

As of 1-2-23 when this page was last updated, Plants of the World Online lists 301 species in the Coleus genus. It is a member of the plant family Lamiaceae with 232 genera. Those numbers could change as updates are made on POWO.

My first experience with this AWESOME Coleus was in 2014 when I was living at the mansion in Mississippi. I am pretty sure it came from Pleasant Acres Nursery in Leland, Mississippi but my notes don’t say. This plant grew and grew and became quite large.


ColorBlaze® ‘Dipt in Wine’ Coleus on 6-11-12, #99-24.

I brought my first Coleus ColorBlaze® ‘Dipt in Wine’ home from Pleasant Acres Nursery in Leland, Mississippi in the spring of 2012. The ColorBlaze® ‘Dipt in Wine’ Coleus is a registered trademark of Proven Winners.

ColorBlaze® ‘Dipt in Wine’ Coleus on 7-2-12, #107-41.

ColorBlaze® ‘Dipt in Wine’ Coleus is a multiple award winner including multiple awards from the Kansas State University as a top performer in 2011-2012, 2010 Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank, 2011 Best of the Best Award from the Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden, 2012 Hall of Fame from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical garden.

ColorBlaze® ‘Dipt in Wine’ Coleus cuttings on 11-22-12, #130-5.

I took several cuttings of all the Coleus in October 2012 to overwinter for 2013. Unfortunately, I moved from the mansion in Mississippi in February 2013 to return to Missouri. I gave all my Coleus cuttings to a friend.


ColorBlaze® ‘Dipt in Wine’ Coleus, #1, on 5-21-15, #260-5.

I brought two Coleus ‘Dipt in Wine’ home from Wagler’s Greenhouse in the spring of 2015.

ColorBlaze® ‘Dipt in Wine’ Coleus, #2, on 5-21-15, #260-6.

Type: Annual.
Size: 20-36” tall x 20-24” wide.
Growth Habit: Upright.
Light: Sun or shade.
Water: Average.
Uses: Beds, borders, and containers.

ColorBlaze® ‘Dipt in Wine’ Coleus #1 in the north flower bed on 6-14-15, #268-15.

I decided to put #1 in the flower bed along the north side of the house.

ColorBlaze® ‘Dipt in Wine’ Coleus #2 on 6-14-15, #268-16.

I transplanted #2 into a larger pot and left it on a plant table next to the shed where most of my other potted plants were. Here, it received filtered sun in the morning and a good amount of afternoon sun.

ColorBlaze® ‘Dipt in Wine’ Coleus #1 on 6-27-15, #270-13.

#1 did very well in the north bed as all Coleus I have planted in this bed have done.

ColorBlaze® ‘Dipt in Wine’ Coleus #2 on 6-27-15, #270-14.

#2 performed equally as well in its pot.

ColorBlaze® ‘Dipt in Wine’ Coleus #1 on 7-12-15, #271-12.

#1 looking very well in July 2015. I don’t know why I didn’t take a photo of #2 on this day.

ColorBlaze® ‘Dipt in Wine’ Coleus #1 on 10-3-15, #272-7.

Coming close to the end of the season, #1, as you can see, was AWESOME!!!!

ColorBlaze® ‘Dipt in Wine’ Coleus #2 on 10-3-15, #272-8.

#2 did very well, too, but as you can see, not as well as #1 in the bed.


ColorBlaze® ‘Dipt in Wine’ Coleus on 7-19-16, #274-24.

I found another ‘Dipt in Wine’ in the spring of 2016 at Wagler’s Greenhouse. I planted this one in the north bed, too. I didn’t take photos earlier because I had to buy another camera…

The Coleus selection wasn’t very good in 2017, so I didn’t find any ‘Dipt in Wine’. That is a good reason you should try and take cuttings of your favorites. You never know what will be available.

I have always liked the color and performance of the ColorBlaze® ‘Dipt in Wine’ Coleus. I highly recommend it to anyone.

You can read my Coleus scutellarioides page by clicking HERE for more information and a list of all the Coleus I have grown.

I hope you enjoyed this page and maybe found it useful. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, I would like to hear from you. Please click on “like” if you visited this page. It helps us bloggers stay motivated. 🙂 You can check out the links below for further reading. The links take you directly to the genus and species of this plant. If you notice I made an error, please let me know. Of course, you can always send me an email at



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