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[Sticky] -- Welcome to the Coleus forum! by Trish Feb 8, 2018 11:57 PM 65
[Sticky] -- Rooting Cuttings by Onewish1 Aug 27, 2016 6:43 AM 27
What are your favorite suppliers of unusual coleus seed and cuttings by DonfromPA Mar 12, 2018 3:10 AM 10
The true nature of "Perilla Magilla" by rattlebox Mar 4, 2018 4:16 AM 6
Are Coleus species easy to survive indoors? by Faridat Feb 10, 2018 3:19 AM 25
Any information on this coleus would be interesting by lauriebasler Feb 9, 2018 4:02 AM 3
End of season pics by purpleinopp Jan 22, 2018 5:02 PM 12
My coleus containers by ge1836 Nov 8, 2017 4:21 AM 52
coleus seed buying by Cinta Nov 6, 2017 7:45 AM 8
Hybridizing/Cross-Pollinating by jojomonsta Nov 1, 2017 7:49 PM 5
Creating a Standard Coleus by jojomonsta Oct 9, 2017 10:10 AM 3
Hello from the UK (South Wales) by jojomonsta Oct 1, 2017 3:24 AM 5
Coleus leaves are very big by keithp2012 Sep 23, 2017 5:00 AM 13
Coleus Seedling by clintbrown Aug 7, 2017 2:35 AM 41
Anybody know where we can buy or otherwise obtain this blue beauty? by Gerris2 Jul 30, 2017 4:00 AM 63
Where the cuttings go... by purpleinopp Jul 16, 2017 5:08 AM 5
Nearly identical leaves in 2 sizes by purpleinopp Jul 13, 2017 3:01 AM 3
The pretty Coleus you just got. by purpleinopp Jun 8, 2017 2:59 AM 11
Coleus seeds by LizDTM Jun 3, 2017 9:11 AM 8
Plants grow larger inside then out by herrwood May 30, 2017 8:09 AM 3

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Talking about Coleus (Coleus scutellarioides 'Solar Sunrise'), DaylilySLP wrote:

The color differences on this one are due, I think, to the amount of water and light it gets. The dark purple one was dry and in medium light. The more red one was wet and in shade.

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Talking about Coleus (Coleus scutellarioides Burgundy Wedding Train), blue23rose wrote:

This plant is excellent in a large pot and the chartreuse edge goes well with creeping Jenny. I had it in a 12" pot, but it should have been in a larger pot. The leaves are 1" or less making it a nice plant for a fairy garden, but would probably need to be trimmed back to keep it in check. It gets about 12-18" tall and 2 feet wide and is a trailing plant. It would be great in a hanging basket. Does well in sun or shade, but the colors are more intense in the shade. It is an annual in my zone 6b.

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Talking about Coleus (Coleus scutellarioides 'Pele'), NHJenDion wrote:

Pele tends to sunburn and 'bleach out' in full sun (especially hot afternoon sun), but thrives in dappled shade. If it's given full shade or weak sun (as in cuttings that are overwintered), it will lose its "blood spatter" coloring, but it returns once the plant is placed back in some sun. This is one of the few coleuses that I repeatedly overwinter.

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Talking about Coleus (Coleus scutellarioides Kong™ Red), valleylynn wrote:

Water after planting. Keep the soil moist until new growth appears. After the plant is established, water when the top 1" of soil is dry.
Fertilize once a month with 12-6-6 fertilizer.
If you bring it in for winter, discontinue fertilizing until the next growing season.

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Talking about Coleus (Coleus scutellarioides 'Black Dragon'), lovesblooms wrote:

There is no coleus like Black Dragon. I just love it. I let mine grow three feet tall and two feet wide this year. Seed I planted was saved seed, so there was variegation in the seedlings, but only in the magenta stripe: some of the seedlings showed it more prominently than others. I saved seed from the biggest and darkest.

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