Coleus forum: Anybody know where we can buy or otherwise obtain this blue beauty?

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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Jan 16, 2011 6:34 AM CST
This is Plectranthus (Coleus) thyrsoideus, the fabulous blue flowering beauty that has been on display at Longwood Gardens' Christmas exhibits the past few years. Isn't it a knock-out blue? They refuse to sell or give away the plants at the end of the exhibit...all plants go into the compost bin. Isn't that a crime?! Where can we common folk buy this beautiful plant! Surely there is a retail nursery with it in their offerings?!!?!!

Happy new year, by the way, this is my first posting to this cubit.

Joseph

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Name: Sidney McCollum
Okeechobee, Fl (Zone 10a)
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Sugarweed
Jan 17, 2011 11:10 AM CST
Welcome Gerris,
I got one at Living Color in Ft Lauderdale. I am going there in a week or so.
I will see if I can get you one or more???
I had one and let it expire. Whack!!!
Sidney
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Jan 17, 2011 11:56 AM CST
OMG yes yes YES if you can get 2 that would be great but even 1 is a miracle!!!
Name: Sidney McCollum
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Sugarweed
Jan 17, 2011 1:50 PM CST
Alas, the famous "Blue Coleus", grown for it's flowers, not it's foliage.
Thumbs up
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jan 18, 2011 7:56 PM CST

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you can add me to that list... if it's still alive... will pay you for it too!!!
Name: Sidney McCollum
Okeechobee, Fl (Zone 10a)
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Sugarweed
Jan 19, 2011 12:14 AM CST
Okie Dokey
It will be a few weeks.
Life isn't about how you survived the storm, It's about how you danced in the rain!
Name: Sidney McCollum
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Sugarweed
Apr 27, 2011 6:53 AM CST
Duh!!!
I forgot all about this!
I WILL PUT IT IN MY MEMORY BOOK!
Sidney
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Apr 27, 2011 7:13 AM CST
No worries, patient I am. Have a great day and hope you find it.
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Apr 27, 2011 8:20 PM CST

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I ordered 2.... bad news is.. said it's a fall bloomer.. might not work for me
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Apr 28, 2011 5:20 AM CST
Maybe you could force an earlier bloom by keeping them in a pot?
I have had some luck with that on pineapple sage.(another late bloomer)
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Apr 28, 2011 5:21 AM CST

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I planned on that anyway... they are not hardy here.. I will have to bring it in for fall
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Apr 28, 2011 5:23 AM CST
Good luck ,I will be watching , and hope to see some beautiful blooms.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Sidney McCollum
Okeechobee, Fl (Zone 10a)
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Sugarweed
Apr 28, 2011 5:48 AM CST
Where did you order it Allison?
Sidney
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Apr 28, 2011 5:55 PM CST

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glasshouseworks... but I don't see it on there list anymore

http://www.glasshouseworks.com/trop-p3.html
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Apr 28, 2011 6:01 PM CST

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oh that was the wrong page.. it's on this one at the bottom

http://www.glasshouseworks.com/trop-c3.html
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Apr 28, 2011 6:32 PM CST
Would this Coleus (Plectranthus) respond to short-day treatments to induce earlier flowering, do you think?
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Apr 28, 2011 6:38 PM CST

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no clue.. going to have to experiment I guess
Name: Sidney McCollum
Okeechobee, Fl (Zone 10a)
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Sugarweed
Jul 12, 2011 9:25 PM CST
Allison, How are these doing for you?
Wondering if I should order them or not.
I have a friend who could bring them down from Ohio if I order from Glasshouseworks.
Sidney
Life isn't about how you survived the storm, It's about how you danced in the rain!
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jul 13, 2011 4:18 AM CST

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took me a while to get them planted.. but they are doing wonderfully.. will go take photos when I get a chance
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jul 13, 2011 8:01 AM CST

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here are two of them

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but I have to tell you.. I love this Plectranthus ciliatus even more so far.. picked them up from avant.. just hope I get to see flowers.. i put 2 small plants in this container.. and caladiums in front.. didn't realize I didn't need the caladiums in there until now
http://www.avantgardensne.com/catalog/product.cgi/1/108/3506...
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