Coleus forum: best looking coleus?

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Name: alex
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alex22ccc
Nov 5, 2014 1:33 PM CST
coleus plants are one of the main things im into growing right now. but all i have are 2 common strands. (pink & green) and (yellow & red)

im sorry i dont know the names :/
but im pretty sure that the pink & green is the common "painted nettle" i believe its called.

i really want to find some new strands of coleus to grow, hopefully find some seeds for sale online or something..

i would like opinions on what some of the prettiest / coolest looking coleus strands are :]
Name: Carter Mayer
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Carter
Nov 5, 2014 2:14 PM CST
You can usually find all kinds of coleus seeds on ebay. I've bought some there, myself.
Name: alex
southern missouri. (Zone 6b)
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alex22ccc
Nov 5, 2014 2:21 PM CST
i dont know why i didn't think of that.. ill look now, thanks carter
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springcolor
Nov 5, 2014 3:22 PM CST
All the seed company's have coleus seeds too. Sumerhill seed, Swallowtail seeds and Harris to name a few. Also, if you not into growing from seed you can order from Rosie Dawn. I think they open soon and ship only until ,I think June. Nice plants and selection.
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Name: alex
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alex22ccc
Nov 5, 2014 3:31 PM CST
i will check in, thank you
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dyzzypyxxy
Nov 5, 2014 4:09 PM CST
Alex there are probably thousands, but in spring and summer keep an eye on the big box stores. They get different ones in all through the summer and you can pick up a nice plant for $3. They also start extremely easily from cuttings. Mine root in a glass of water in less than a week.

I have a couple going that will make it through winter, I hope. First one is Dipt in Wine (called that for obvious reasons) which varies in color depending on the amount of light it gets, and the second is Florida Sun Rose. It goes from deep green with purple in the middle of the leaves in hot weather to more mottled colors with pink and yellow when the weather is cooler. Our weather is just starting to be cool here, so it will get more colorful.

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terrafirma
Nov 5, 2014 5:41 PM CST
Hi Alex! I don't grow very many coleus, but the one I do have is the Under the Sea series...The Gold Anemone...Love this guy! Coleus (Plectranthus scutellarioides Under the Seaโ„ข Gold Anemone)
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Nov 5, 2014 8:53 PM CST
Rosy Dawn has a wonderful selection, and nice healthy plants. They carry a lot of sun tolerant ones, too. And, as mentioned previously, they're really easy to propagate from cuttings. IN spring you might be able to trade with someone for cuttings or seeds. Watch the plant and seed trading forum.

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Name: alex
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alex22ccc
Nov 6, 2014 1:45 PM CST
thank you guys again.
and dyzzypyxxy, i mostly am looking for some darker coleus like some blue or black ones.. but that "dipt in wine" does look nice, i like it! Thumbs up

and oh i know they root easy. not as fast as spearmint, but ive cloned 8 very small cutting in water, all rooted within a week or less.. i like these plants.. i want more strands! :D
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Onewish1
Nov 9, 2014 4:55 AM CST

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trying to remember which black I had a few years ago.. have to look though my files.. but here is one

http://www.rosydawngardens.com/blackberry-waffles-19.html
Name: alex
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alex22ccc
Nov 9, 2014 11:47 AM CST
thank you Onewish1, that is nice!
i'll have to try to find the seeds for these online somewere
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Gleni
Nov 10, 2014 1:26 AM CST
Alex this is a lovely one. It was marketed as "DARK RUBY" in Australia. The picture doesn't do it justice.
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Nov 10, 2014 4:40 AM CST

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black dragon is a seed grown coleus
Name: alex
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alex22ccc
Nov 10, 2014 11:33 AM CST
yea i have found the seeds for those online, i was wondering though.
do the coleus with the more velvet-like leaves take longer to grow??
seems like they would
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Nov 11, 2014 4:59 AM CST

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I haven't noticed any difference.. not that I was paying attention though Whistling

smayne1
Jul 16, 2015 7:36 PM CST
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I love this one but don't know the name. If someone could fill me in on how to send cuttings and when. I would be interested in trading
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Onewish1
Jul 17, 2015 3:31 AM CST

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cooler weather is best.. for fresh cut I dampen paper towel .. wrap the bottoms where you cut.. wrap in plastic wrap or a baggie and a rubber band.. others just toss them in a baggie
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purpleinopp
Jul 18, 2015 6:39 AM CST
There are over 2,000 named cultivars of Coleus. Some can be grown from seed, most are only vegetatively propagated.

@smayne1, yours might be this one:
Coleus (Plectranthus scutellarioides Indian Summer)
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Cjhj
Jul 27, 2015 4:06 PM CST
99% of these are from cuttings. They root so easily I buy 2" pots of something I don't have yet. These three pots are quite massive in the super heat we have been getting in Winnipeg and have a cost of near zero. Sorry I can't provide names.


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Name: Arlene
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pirl
Jul 27, 2015 7:19 PM CST
Welcome to ATP, Cjhj! Beautiful coleuses. Many of us save cuttings from year to year. I must have 100 of them.

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