Coleus forum: New seedling

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Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Aug 24, 2016 6:47 AM CST
Here's a new seedling I've been watching this year. We get just cold enough in winter that most coleus don't survive (tho usually a few might), but generally seeds do with no problem and I have them coming up like weeds! Most I just discard as uninteresting, but I do pot or transplant quite a few of them. This is one of those I took a liking to. Hard to see in the photo, but new growth is a vibrant deep red, edged with glowing bright yellow. Some leaves also have a hint of pink veining. The yellow fades to a light green on older leaves, but the red stays. Leaves are fairly large. I don't know the parentage, but I'm pretty certain that it has either Kong 'Mosaic' or Kong Jr. 'Scarlet' as either a parent or a grandparent. I also had a yellow(ish) variety nearby least year that may have contributed as well. For the life of me I can't remember which one it was.

Sorry, the leaves are a little beat up as squirrels have been using it as target practice with acorn caps. Glare

Pic shows a slight green tint in the new growth that isn't really noticeable in person.
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Name: Matt
Texas (Zone 9a)
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matt56ah
Aug 26, 2016 12:52 AM CST
Cool picture! Its also cool to see another Texan on the coleus forums. I live in College Station not too far down the road from Houston and I can't get enough of Coleus I'm about to start some from seed in an indoor greenhouse myself
Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Aug 26, 2016 6:56 AM CST
Hey, Matt. Yup, we're practically neighbors! I grow all kinds of plants. Coleus are fun because they are so easy, and since I don't cut off the flowers, the the "mix" seed that sprouts all over the place are always different color combinations. I have several that are solid light green in color, but have large leaves like Kong varieties. Don't know why, but I think those are cool - I guess because they're so different (in an ordinary way) from the "normal" riot of colors coleus display.

I really look forward to seeing how this particular one grows out now that I'm giving it a little better care.
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Aug 29, 2016 2:59 AM CST

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Very pretty!!
Hurray!

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