Tropicals forum: Are Coleus Plants Considered Tropicals?

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Oct 29, 2014 4:23 PM CST
Are Coleus Plants Considered Tropicals?

I need to know ASAP whether I can submit any of my Coleus pics into the ATP Tropicals Category Photo Contest. I'm pretty sure that they're hardy to zone 10, so wouldn't that make them tropicals? Confused I'm all ears!

What constitutes a plant as a tropical?

Or, should I be directing my questions to the Coleus forum instead?

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Oct 29, 2014 6:06 PM CST
I agree that I would consider them Tropicals.
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Oct 29, 2014 11:13 PM CST
Thanks so much Hetty! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Oct 31, 2014 9:21 AM CST
Agreed. If the container is showing in a pic, container category is an option.

Tropical plants are those that come from tropical locations and can't survive cold weather.
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Nov 1, 2014 5:17 PM CST
Thanks so much Tiffany! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Nov 5, 2014 2:29 PM CST
They're definitely tender. With origins in Southeast Asia & Malaysia, I'd say they are tender tropical perennials.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Nov 5, 2014 10:43 PM CST
Thanks Carter! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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