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May 21, 2012 7:46 AM CST
|I purchased a Coleus several years ago it had a tag that said Kiwi Fern. I have brought several Kiwi Ferns since through mail order and local Nurseries and none have look like the first Kiwi Fern I first purchased.|
I will describe it because this pic was taken back then with a 3.3 digital camera back in the day.
The border was yellow fading into to a distinct red and the center a vibrant purple. The purple is the only matching color of Kiwi Fern.
What is it?
May 21, 2012 8:30 AM CST
|Pecos seems to be closer, not sure about the leaf shape as the photo shows them a little more 'stubby'|
Kiwi Fern ..
May 21, 2012 1:22 PM CST
|Could it be Kiwi Fern with color showing difference because of the camera?|
What does your new Kiwi Fern look like?
May 22, 2012 7:00 PM CST
|ValleyLynn, That was what the name tag said. Kiwi Fern. My problem is every Kiwi Fern I have purchased since this one does not have this color.|
May 22, 2012 7:13 PM CST
|Wonder if it could be the growing conditions that changes the color? The leaf shape looks right. |
Not all of them on this page are Kiwi Fern, but many are. You can see color variation amongst them. Could be camera differences or growing conditions.
May 23, 2012 7:47 AM CST
I have grown the other Kiwi Ferns in the same conditions as far as light because I purchase coleus for the patio.
I suspect it might be the tissue culture of different growers before it goes to mass market. I am going to try some different ferts to see if I can get that yellow edge color this summer. Sometime chemicals can change or enhance colors. My problem is they are growing as green edge and purple center only. I am not getting that bight yellow and red coloring.
Thank you soo much for trying to help me.
May 23, 2012 9:18 AM CST
|Cinta, are you growing it in full sun? Or a lot of sun?|
May 23, 2012 9:36 AM CST
|Good luck Cinta. : )|