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Ankan
Jan 23, 2014 4:28 PM CST
Hi my name is Ankan. Is there anyvere that I can buy seeds of Coleus? I live in Sweden so i Think its difficult to find some one that sends cuttings to Sweden!?
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RickCorey
Jan 23, 2014 4:47 PM CST
Swallowtail Garden has 57 varieties of coleus seeds, and they DO ship internationally, usually for $8 USD!

http://www.swallowtailgardenseeds.com/annuals/coleus.html#gs...
Email: info@swallowtailgardenseeds.com
TOLL FREE Customer Service: 1-877-489-SEED (7333)

(" Our extensive experience shipping seed internationally helps shipments arrive without significant delays. Even with our experience and knowledge of shipping seed internationally, we recommend all of our international customers familiarize themselves with the current requirements of their country's ministry of agriculture. ")

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Pinetree (Superseeds) has 10 varieties but may have more expenwive shipping for overseas orders:
http://www.superseeds.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?cat=0&...
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Must be placed via fax or email. Send us your order with a credit card number and precise address and we will ship your order via UPS or USPS. If shipping charges exceed $12.95 we will contact you to pay the overage before we send the order.")

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I found several other vendors by Googling "Coleus seeds", but I don't know if any of them sell to Sweden. I know there can be complications sending plants, involving a "phytosanitary certificate". Are those also needed for seeds?

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jvdubb
Jan 23, 2014 6:15 PM CST
Thompson & Morgan in the UK sells a few varieties
Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Jan 23, 2014 6:44 PM CST
I was surprised that Coleus were often propagated by seed. They "look like cuttings" plants.

I expect most plants with fancy variegated leaves to be hybrids that only come true from cuttings. I guess not!

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Onewish1
Jan 25, 2014 8:23 AM CST

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some varieties you can only get in cuttings .. bad news with seed grown coleus is that they go to seed quicker than most cutting grown.. but for the price I always grow some with my OCD it's hard to keep them looking pretty though Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Feb 12, 2014 11:44 AM CST
I have already stated some from seed this year, like to get an early start, and they do well from seed. These are just the common everyday variety, I think some that came in a Rainbow mix or something similar. I was amazed to see how tough the little plants are, and they will reseed themselves sometimes and make it though the winter and then sprout, I'll bet they would be a great candidate for winter sowing. I just do mine inside, then out to the cold frame they go. I used them last year in place of the impatiens because of the virus that was going around with them. Too, if they start to go to seed, you can just cut the seeds off and make the plant bushier.
They are easy to recognize because even very small they show color.

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Feb 13, 2014 4:58 AM CST

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love it when the little babies start showing color!! Hurray!
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CarolineScott
Jun 9, 2015 8:31 AM CST
These are my Coleus seedlings this year.
Started late so these are about 6 weeks old.





Seeds were from Parks and from McKenzie.

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jun 10, 2015 3:36 AM CST

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yeah babies!!! Hurray!
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CarolineScott
Jun 10, 2015 7:57 AM CST
Some will go to fall plant shares, and others over wintered for shade containers next year.
I'll take cuttings of any I really like.
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Onewish1
Jun 11, 2015 3:36 AM CST

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very nice
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mom2goldens
Jun 18, 2015 6:05 PM CST

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I haven't grown any coleus this year. I'm sad..... Sad
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Onewish1
Jun 19, 2015 3:33 AM CST

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we are both together Linda Group hug
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jun 20, 2015 7:04 PM CST

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Critters are eating all of my coleus. I've used 5 deterrents on that bed with no effect. This is the second year of this. While I love coleus, and have a perfect spot for them, I won't grow them again.

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mom2goldens
Jun 20, 2015 7:45 PM CST

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Sigh.....rabbits have gotten the few coleus I purchased....even eating them right out of the planters. In one night, I lost 6 petunia plants 3 coleus, and 6 liatris. The rabbits are on steroids this year. Sigh...... Angry
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Jun 20, 2015 7:51 PM CST
Ahhh,,,I was wondering what would do that to coleus, nothing has ever bothered mine, now I know...rabbits!
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jun 21, 2015 3:46 AM CST

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oh no.. so sorry Karen
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CarolineScott
Jun 21, 2015 4:28 AM CST
That is so disappointing.
Could you grow some in containers?
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jun 21, 2015 5:48 AM CST

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I was blaming rabbits, too, but now I'm not so sure. I've got voles too. Do they only eat roots below ground, or do they come above and chomp above ground too? My husband tried chicken wire (short, only about 8" tall) around a few plants and the varments didn't eat those except where branches stuck out through the fence. A rabbit could easily eat the tops above the 8" fence, but those weren't eaten. Something is biting off each individual branch just above the ground, and they leave the mess. They don't actually eat the stuff.

I had the same problem last year. This year, in that bed, I used Repellex tablets, Liquid fence, deer off repellent stations, blood meal, and bone meal with no effect. I'm disgusted.

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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Jun 21, 2015 8:56 AM CST
Humm...I am thinking being they are not eating the outside leaves and leaving the entire thing just lying there that maybe it could be large cutworms? Are the plants to big for that to be a possibility?

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