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[Sticky] -- Welcome to the Coleus forum! by Trish Mar 19, 2019 3:33 AM 73
[Sticky] -- Rooting Cuttings by Onewish1 Aug 27, 2016 6:43 AM 27
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Coleus leaf with holes by Anbagdi Mar 20, 2019 6:23 AM 14
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Is this a coleus or perilla? by PaulaJ Mar 6, 2019 9:46 AM 2
Rainbow mix seeds by Aphria Mar 5, 2019 6:49 AM 9
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Does anyone know what kind of Coleus this one is? by sunkissed Jan 31, 2019 4:15 AM 7
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Name this coleus by SamStamport Dec 5, 2018 9:26 AM 6
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Coleus leaves are very big by keithp2012 Oct 28, 2018 6:03 AM 32
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What cultivar would this be? by keithp2012 Oct 17, 2018 7:29 AM 3
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Coleus 2018 by CarolineScott Oct 4, 2018 6:52 AM 31
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My babies from last years cross by keithp2012 Sep 12, 2018 7:15 PM 7
Plectranthus barbatus-Coleus forskohlii by Onewish1 Aug 2, 2018 3:57 AM 44
help !!! by FrenchGardener Jul 31, 2018 10:33 AM 0
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Coleus in pots with other plants. by purpleinopp Jul 30, 2018 7:25 PM 13
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flower buds. by calmflipper Jul 28, 2018 4:35 AM 11
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Beginning of season pics by purpleinopp Jul 1, 2018 3:57 AM 23
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Pretty Coleus by csandt Jun 25, 2018 3:20 AM 4
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Coleus with ivory heart and green edges, Help me name it? by CDsSister Jun 11, 2018 2:38 AM 20
Coleus seed by bluegrassmom May 7, 2018 3:00 AM 7
Trade cuttings Coleus by Carolinesgarden Apr 16, 2018 3:45 PM 9

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Talking about Coleus (Coleus scutellarioides 'Crimson Velvet'), scvirginia wrote:

From 'The Floral Magazine', 1881:
"It is somewhat difficult for our artist to convey an adequate idea of the richness of colouring found in the leaves of some of the newer forms of the Coleus, as they are intermingled in a striking manner, and many of the hues are exceedingly rich. The splendid novelty now figured was raised at the Mile Ash Nurseries, Derby, by Mr. Edwin Cooling, who will distribute it in May next. The colour of the leaf is bright crimson, veined with darker crimson, and remarkably rich and velvety in appearance. The habit is very free and compact. We are informed by Mr. Cooling that he has tested the qualities of his new variety in the most thorough manner, by growing it by the side of all the best new varieties, and it was generally acknowledged to be the best of its class. As a pot-plant for the decoration of the greenhouse it is unequalled; and in warm situations bids fair to be a most useful and effective bedding plant. We have of late seen several fine new varieties of the Coleus, but that now figured appears to be one of the most distinct and promising."

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Talking about Coleus (Coleus scutellarioides Henna), tabbycat wrote:

A neighbor here in zone 9 grew this as a 3' hedge across her house front. She gave me rooted cuttings she had in water ready to pot up. I put 3 in a 2-gallon chartreuse-green pot because it matched the color of the top side of the young leaves that were burgundy on the edge and underside. They grew well in a "morning sun only" spot on my patio. By fall the aging leaves got henna-gold colored on the top side. They got nipped on the tips by an unexpected frost, so I cut back to 6", putting the cuttings in water for new plants. From then on through winter I brought it into my garage when temps fell into the 30s. It survived and sprouted out beautifully in March and has grown to 30" again by June 10, 2018.

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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 Stained Glassworks™ 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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