Coleus forum: Coleus hunt

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Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
May 17, 2012 6:55 AM CST
I have started my coleus hunt for the summer. Some years I have a large selection some years no selection.

I refuse to pay the price of online stores and add shipping it is higher than I am willing to pay for a annual. I have never been able to keep a coleus through the winter so the online store cannot charge me perennial prices for annual.

If they charged 2-3 plus shipping they might would get my money but 5-6 I will not pay that price.

Okay I am done with my price rant. lol


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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
May 17, 2012 7:07 AM CST

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nice picks!!
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springcolor
May 17, 2012 7:35 PM CST
I agree I see you have Sedona! Lovey dubby
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ge1836
May 18, 2012 3:13 AM CST
I like thos pix.
Sedona is in my garden this season .Nice dark coleus there too.
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
May 18, 2012 4:13 AM CST

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I have a sedona too... and the kiwi fern
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
May 18, 2012 4:49 AM CST
I'm a coleus fan too. I have the original one that I started in fall, but that's all. It didn't look that good in winter, and I didn't start any more cuttings from that one. Now I wish I had.

Karen
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
May 18, 2012 7:38 PM CST
Yes I sedona and kiwi fern. Those are the only two that had names.

I purchased Kiwi Fern 8 years ago and I have not found one as pretty as that one. It had red around between the purple and green.

Has anyone seen another fern that looks like Kiwi Fern but has a bright red in the mix? I think I still have a pic of it I have to look through my old files and see if I can find it. Maybe it was miss marked.
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Cinta
May 18, 2012 8:48 PM CST
OK I found it. Is this familiar to anyone. It is not a good pic it was a bright purple in the center.


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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
May 19, 2012 4:02 AM CST

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not off the top of my head.. must not have grown that one yet Whistling
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Cinta
May 19, 2012 10:05 AM CST
Okay Allison, I wish I could find it again, I got so many compliments on it that year. It grew very large that was a piece I broke off to give to a friend because she was over my house and begged for some.

It was labeled Kiwi Fern but I have never had a KF with these colors since and I have looked. If you go to Rosy Dawn it is the color that they picture KF should look like but in fact when the plant you get does not have these colors now.

My thought is it has been breed over and over that it has lost the true colors it began with.
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
May 20, 2012 4:19 AM CST

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was thinking el brighto but wrong leaf shape.. you could be right about being breed out.. but I don't know every single one by sight.. the ones I grew over the years I can usually spot & remember.. maybe someone will come around and know what it is
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kqcrna
May 20, 2012 5:47 AM CST
I don't recognize it either.

Karen
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Onewish1
May 20, 2012 6:42 AM CST

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I sent a message to Ray Rogers on facebook.. he might know
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Cinta
May 20, 2012 7:40 AM CST
Thank you for putting out some ID requests. I would spend money to order this one I loved it so much. I wish I had a better pic. That was before I got my fancy DSLR.
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kqcrna
May 20, 2012 3:51 PM CST
Cinda, have you tried posting it on the ID forum? Those folks are good.

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
May 20, 2012 7:58 PM CST

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I agree
Name: Rob Starmans
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robstarmans
May 21, 2012 7:24 AM CST
You are lucky people over there. Smiling
I am hunting here for coleus, but very hard to find something nice. Sad

Best Wishes, Rob.
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Cinta
May 21, 2012 7:38 AM CST
Okay I will give it a try at the ID forum. Thanks for the suggestion.
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
May 21, 2012 3:12 PM CST

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hope you can find something nice Rob... no mail order places there?
Name: Rob Starmans
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robstarmans
May 21, 2012 3:30 PM CST
Only places are to find in UK, but prices are not friendly, very few varietys also Sad
Some Germain friends will send me some cuttlings, but they are not named yet.
Find id is a nice job.
Building a nice collection makes more fun if done slowly.

Best Wishes, Rob.

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