Coleus forum: What is happening 2014

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Cinta
Jun 13, 2014 10:11 AM CST
Looks slow around her this year. I have only picked up 4 this year. My nursery that carries the different coleus closed down and is out of business.

I found a nursery that had a few of the named popular ones so I purchased them. One that I have been looking for years. It is Kiwi Fern. I have seen some labeled as Kiwi Fern but did not have the strong red and yellow edging on the leaves.

This is the one I purchased last year labled as Kiwi Fern. It is not vibrant so it is not the Kiwi Fern I remember.
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There is a picture here that has the color I remember Kiwi Fern with the red and yellow edge. Not this boring green edge pretend Kiwi Fern that is being sold these days.
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Onewish1
Jun 13, 2014 5:58 PM CST

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winter colors maybe?.. in a greenhouse?
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Cinta
Jun 14, 2014 6:40 PM CST
No it never changed all summer. It continued to look like the same way. There is only one pic in the data base that has the true colors of Kiwi Fern when it was first released. It had yellow edge, red, then shades of purple. It was a very pretty Coleus.

This is what I remember Kiwi Fern looking like. Now when you see them the color is gone only green and purple.
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Onewish1
Jun 14, 2014 8:33 PM CST

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that one is really nice
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springcolor
Jun 15, 2014 10:17 PM CST
Will it get better color with more sum? I have not had this one for a few years, use to love it.
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Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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SCButtercup
Jun 16, 2014 3:55 AM CST
Instead of hunting for my Dave coleus every year I just take cuttings and grow indoors under lights for winter. Any gnats are taken care of with hydrogen peroxide and water solution. Leaves change colors indoors so it's always fun when they are planted out insun and get their true color back. I just planted out some cuttings from the cuttings in my shady garden. Not sure if the names but I think one is kong rose, they are really loving the HOT temps we've been having.
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Onewish1
Jun 16, 2014 4:20 AM CST

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Julia it depends .. some will color up.. and some bleach out.. can always root a cutting and see how it looks in both places
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Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
Jun 16, 2014 2:05 PM CST
The cuttings I saved overwinter are finally starting to take off and the newly purchased ones are doing well too. Most are in pots on the driveway and front porch.
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I also planted mostly coleus in my stacking planter this year.

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Gleni
Jun 16, 2014 5:33 PM CST
Cute arrangement Susan.
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Onewish1
Jun 16, 2014 6:56 PM CST

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looking great!!!
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
Jun 20, 2014 10:43 AM CST
Some of my coleus containers.
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Jun 20, 2014 5:18 PM CST
Beautiful Susan.
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Cinta
Jun 20, 2014 6:16 PM CST
Very nice Susan
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NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jun 20, 2014 6:26 PM CST

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drool city Susan!!! Hurray!
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Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
Jun 21, 2014 10:59 AM CST
Thanks. I do like coleus and use a lot in pots. I think I ended up saving 9 flats of cuttings in doors last winter, plus picked up a few new ones this year.
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Onewish1
Jun 22, 2014 1:48 PM CST

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good for you.. always the way to go
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NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jun 25, 2014 4:27 AM CST

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just loving the plectranthus

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Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
Jun 25, 2014 5:08 AM CST
That' a nice one Allison.

The coleus in this container are all in gallon sized pots. I had to take Big Red Judy out yesterday and move it to a larger pot, but the others are large enough now to fill in the container. Anyone know the name of the green on.?

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I'm really learning to like Angelonia. They seem to look nice with the coleus.
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Some of the coleus on the porch.
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jun 25, 2014 4:39 PM CST

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I love Angelonia.. such a great bloomer.. don't know the name of your green one.. sorry
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kqcrna
Jul 5, 2014 1:23 PM CST
The rabbits are systematically eating their way thru my coleus this year. I'm done with coleus. I usually start cuttings in fall but I'm so disgusted that I'm not going to do it anymore.

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Karen

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