Coleus forum: Cannot Identify

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Name: Mike
Pinellas County, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Foreverlad
Jun 1, 2013 8:20 AM CST
Hi everyone. A month or two ago I came across a (I believe) Coleus I'd never seen before. I purchased it at a plant sale at the University of Tampa. I've checked a number of the usual sites, and found a few images at Rosydawngardens that look slightly similar, but I definitely haven't found an exact match.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Thanks,

Mike
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jun 1, 2013 4:42 PM CST

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nothing I have seen before.. pretty though!!
Name: Mike
Pinellas County, Florida (Zone 9b)
Tropicals Region: Florida Bromeliad Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Foreverlad
Jun 1, 2013 5:17 PM CST
Thanks Allison. When I first saw the plant, I believe the coloring was slightly different. I thought it was propagated from a pair of 1970's pants Hilarious! It grows well in half-sun, doesn't appear to be leggy, and seems to sit between compact and extensive in size. I have a few cuttings in the shade that aren't growing as well, so it seems like a pretty great specimen for here in Florida.
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chelle
Jun 1, 2013 5:32 PM CST
No idea, Mike, but it sure is pretty.

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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jun 1, 2013 6:27 PM CST

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yes Welcome!

it's like florida sun rose & beckwiths gem had a baby
Name: Mike
Pinellas County, Florida (Zone 9b)
Tropicals Region: Florida Bromeliad Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Foreverlad
Jun 1, 2013 8:16 PM CST

Thanks for the welcome Allison and chelle.

Aside from Rosydawngardens, Coleus trials, etc. the only place I didn't check was the old DG site. Based on an image search, my best guess would be 'Combat'. I'll have to try and give one of the coleus more sun, to see if it intensifies the colors enough to potentially match.

Regardless, I appreciate everyone chiming in Smiling

Mike
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jun 1, 2013 8:25 PM CST

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keep us updated.. always willing to learn new ones
Name: Mike
Pinellas County, Florida (Zone 9b)
Tropicals Region: Florida Bromeliad Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Foreverlad
Jun 2, 2013 10:57 AM CST

Will do, Allison. Took some cuttings from the plant in the photos above, and put them straight in the ground in a few different locations to gauge the variability in color and sun tolerance. Looking forward to the results.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jun 2, 2013 12:04 PM CST

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me too!!

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