Coleus forum: Coleus Seed Startup

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crc01crc01
Nov 7, 2014 10:26 PM CST
I wanted to ask when is the best time of year to start the seeds? I think they are so beautiful. I finally have a large property to plant on and work with. Thanks.
Name: Arlene
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pirl
Nov 8, 2014 8:24 AM CST
My husband was the seed person and he always started in late March and April.
5/2/06


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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Nov 9, 2014 5:02 AM CST

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March is always good
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Gleni
Nov 10, 2014 10:01 PM CST
Welcome to ATP, crc01crc01. Welcome! Welcome!

crc01crc01
Dec 31, 2014 8:32 PM CST
Thanks for your replies. Greatly appreciated. Happy New Year to all.
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Apr 10, 2015 3:32 AM CST

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not growing any of my own since we might move.. will have to enjoy your babies.. please share!!
Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Apr 26, 2015 11:35 AM CST
Hello, fellow coleus lovers. I wanted to share my new coleus babies that just came up!

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they are a rainbow mix, so it will be fun to see what i get. I've been trying to start them outside in the shady part of my garden for 2 years, with no luck. Also, thought it wasnt going to work inside, either, until i remembered to put the tray cover on. That was 3 days ago. Oops!

Cauliflower is just a cabbage with a college education (mark twain)
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Apr 28, 2015 3:33 AM CST

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yeah... glad you have some babies!! Hurray!
Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
May 15, 2015 10:26 AM CST
I thought "rainbow mix" would have lots of colors. Mine is somewhat disappointing.

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I have 3 flats of these. All the same.
Cauliflower is just a cabbage with a college education (mark twain)
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pirl
May 15, 2015 6:36 PM CST
We've grown that mix before. Give it more growing time and they may color up a bit more.
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texaskitty111
May 15, 2015 7:35 PM CST
Ah, I hope so. Some ARE green, which is at least different, but that's it, flat green. Waiting, then
Whistling
Cauliflower is just a cabbage with a college education (mark twain)
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 15, 2015 7:41 PM CST
We ended up liking the Carefree mix (sold by Park's and maybe they still offer it) better but at least the solid green goes with everything.


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Onewish1
May 16, 2015 4:27 AM CST

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looks almost like Kong colors Pirl
Name: Arlene
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pirl
May 16, 2015 7:18 AM CST
Some were close in color at the very start but they didn't end up with typical Kong colors.
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CarolineScott
Jun 9, 2015 7:50 AM CST
They need to grow more before you can tell the real colours.
Here are mine that were started late in a south window and then moved to lights.

Those are the separate varieties.
Two rows are Versa Burgundy to Green
Next are Dark chocolate.
Rows 5 and 6 are Black Wizard.

The rest are mixes
Giant mix, Ordinary mix and McKenzie mix.




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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jun 10, 2015 3:37 AM CST

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looking awesome
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LovetheseBuggers
Mar 12, 2016 11:33 PM CST
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Just a few days old.....
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Mar 13, 2016 3:41 AM CST

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Yeah babies Hurray!

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