Coleus forum: Cutting Addict and a few to ID

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Name: Susan
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stilldew
Sep 4, 2014 1:45 PM CST
This time of the year, I feel like a squirrel gathering her nuts for the winter. Something in the air just tells me it's time to start taking coleus cuttings. I like to take at least 3 of each that I want to grow again next year. This year I'm using 3 or 4 inch pots for most of them.
I've found they do best for me if I start them in pots outdoors and let them develop good root systems before taking them inside.
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You'd think I have enough, but this morning I walked over to a neighbor's to take her some iris and came home with a big handful of her coleus cuttings. Have a few I haven't been able to name yet. Maybe one of you will recognize them.

I think this is probably Limon Blush.

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This one looks like it would be easy to ID, but I looked through the database and also visited Rosy Dawn and can't seem to find it.
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This one has just a few splashes of purple. Any ideas?

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Here is a photo of my indoor set up last winter. I have more tender succulents this year, so am going to use a plant light on them and will have the whole 4 level stand plus another small stand for the coleus. The window faces southwest, so gets enough light even in the winter to keep them going.

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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Sep 4, 2014 2:03 PM CST
I'm starting to think about that too. The plants are so beautiful this time of year, hate to think they will just be mush soon.
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Name: Arlene
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pirl
Sep 4, 2014 2:38 PM CST
I've taken many cuttings (3 to a pot and 4" pots) but will likely take many more.

The photo with two cuttings - top right might be Elfers. I don't know the others.
Name: Susan
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stilldew
Sep 4, 2014 2:50 PM CST
The two cuttings in the top photo are both from the same plant. I thought of Elfers too. Grew it last year, but for some reason it didn't make it through the winter. This one seem lighter in color.
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pirl
Sep 4, 2014 6:12 PM CST
Sorry, I can't identify any of them then. I love all the colors that show up in coleus even though they change over winter.
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Onewish1
Sep 8, 2014 6:06 PM CST

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the 2nd one looks familiar.. need to stew on it
Name: Susan
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stilldew
Sep 12, 2014 2:25 PM CST
Going to get down to 38 degrees tonight. BRRR! Brought all the cuttings inside. Plant to set up my plant stands tomorrow, but for now they are sitting in the living room. Hopefully it will warm up again and they will be able to live outside for at least a few more weeks. Not going to cover the coleus outside. Will just hope they make it. Was down in the low 40's last night.

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Sep 13, 2014 6:32 AM CST

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cutting it close.. but I would think they will be ok.. the end of season plants are always tougher than spring
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stilldew
Sep 13, 2014 7:43 AM CST
Got down to 37 but I think everything made it.
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purpleinopp
Sep 14, 2014 7:28 AM CST
Wow, so sorry you're having such cold temps already! Sending good vibes!!!!! Your pics are impressive. Now I know where my motivation went, YOU stole it! LOL!
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stilldew
Sep 14, 2014 11:58 AM CST

Wish someone would send me a little more motivation. I have daylilies soaking all over waiting for me to plant them. Did end up losing a couple Chartreuse coleus, they must be more tender than the other ones. This week looks pretty nice. Down to 44 a couple nights, but the coleus can take that.
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pirl
Sep 14, 2014 12:07 PM CST
Lack of motivation is what keeps me glued to my seat here!
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Onewish1
Sep 15, 2014 4:00 AM CST

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hit 43 this morning here .. coming quick that's for sure
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pirl
Sep 15, 2014 5:19 AM CST
52 here now. No idea what it was at 6 AM when you were up, Allison!

Many coleus will come inside today. Glad I got them ready yesterday.
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Onewish1
Sep 16, 2014 4:14 AM CST

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I am up at 5:30 .. just about everyday Big Grin
Name: Arlene
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pirl
Sep 16, 2014 6:27 AM CST
I'm rolling over at 5:30, Allison!

Yesterday I brought in quite a few pots of coleuses so I guess this is the sure signal that fall is fast approaching.
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purpleinopp
Sep 16, 2014 9:18 AM CST
LMBO, Arlene! I'm getting ready to be ready for that too! Happens a little later down here, but it IS coming.
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pirl
Sep 16, 2014 9:27 AM CST
I could wait but it's an "iffy" day here and this will be our only rainy day for another week so it's one quick escape from the pot ghetto, where the coleuses have been, if it does rain. It's just sad that it's the end of summer already. We gardeners always look forward to spring and summer so acknowledging that only the fall blooms, leaves and color remain is a reminder that winter is on the way.
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Gleni
Sep 16, 2014 7:08 PM CST
Stilldew, if you don't do your cuttings, God is going to come down and zap you.
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Onewish1
Sep 17, 2014 4:01 AM CST

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a bit harsh.. no??? Rolling on the floor laughing

we had a good amount of rain yesterday.. been so dry here glad to have it

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