Coleus forum: Unknown Coleus

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Njiris
Sep 16, 2014 9:44 PM CST
Earlier this year, Lowes was selling trays of small unknown coleus plants, 6 / tray. I believe they were supplied by Metrolina Greenhouse to Lowes. I purchased several. One plant in particular has really impressed. Photo uploaded. Does anyone know anything about this plant? Is it from a particular seedling series ... Or is it possibly a named cultivar? Any help appreciated.
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Gleni
Sep 17, 2014 2:35 AM CST
Wouldn't mind that one.
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Sep 25, 2014 12:09 AM CST
I grew this from the tiniest of cuttings. It is a lovely noid?
The cherry tomato and the Blue Flax Lily are extra.

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Sep 26, 2014 3:55 AM CST

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it is pretty.. not sure though.. sorry
Name: Duane Robinson
Kerrville, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Poohdaddy
Mar 2, 2015 9:55 PM CST
@Njiris, it is possibly one of the Kong varieties.
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ardesia
Mar 6, 2015 2:38 PM CST
This is not exact but close and the difference in the growing conditions might account for the lighter red.
http://www.rosydawngardens.com/coleus-a-to-d/beckwiths-gem?c...
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ge1836
Mar 9, 2015 4:20 AM CST
Sorry, not Beckwiths Gem. The unknown plant is too red .
Coleus (Plectranthus scutellarioides 'Beckwith's Gem')
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Njiris
May 5, 2015 7:16 AM CST
Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately, this one did not make it through the winter indoors. Lost about 20% of the cuttings I brought inside.
They grow too fast (in spite of being pinched back) and the more aggressive growers block out the light.
Have made new cuttings, got rid of the older plants and am waiting a few more days for nights to warm up before slowly moving things outside.

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