Wowzer! Very pretty. So you just took a piece from a public area? I have so wanted to do that but never had the nerve! I have been growing from seed but I need to take cutting in the fall so I don't have to keep doing the seeds, it's not working so well.
I did that at Lake Chelan when we were there. It was mid September and all the coleus just looked great. I new a freeze would come and wipe them out buy October so took the liberty of shortening a few. That was fall 2011, was not over there in time fall 2012. They had some very nice hanging coleus.
Of Course! Your good deed then! I will remember that next time I see something I would like a piece of. I saw some FABULOUS coleus when I was at Hidden Lake Garden in Mi. and I so wanted to just snap off a little piece but I was afraid there were hidden cameras. I should have at least taken pictures for reference!
I can assure you that no one goes along each container on the street to pinch coleus flowers. If it croaks, I will know better for the future and can always grab another cutting from a container at the end of the summer.