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Mentor on the Lake, Ohio (Zone 5b)
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Samlav
Oct 10, 2017 10:37 AM CST
Can anyone identify this kind of Coleus?
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And this second one?

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Name: Trish
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Yorkshirelass
Oct 10, 2017 12:27 PM CST
The first image is a coleus called 'Peter's Wonder' sorry I don't recognise the second picture
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Samlav
Oct 10, 2017 4:53 PM CST
Thank You! It is hard to believe someone across the ocean knows what kind of tomato I have nodding This website makes it a "small world". I tip my hat to you.
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
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luvsgrtdanes
Oct 10, 2017 7:42 PM CST
The second one could be Coleus (Coleus scutellarioides 'Chocolate Splash')
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Samlav
Oct 10, 2017 7:51 PM CST
Thank You! I really looked hard throughout the database which took forever! I was identifying it as Hedwig, but I am so new to all of this that I don't always feel confident identifying a plant. Your experience is appreciated! Smiling
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
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luvsgrtdanes
Oct 10, 2017 8:54 PM CST
You're welcome Smiling
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Danita
Oct 10, 2017 10:38 PM CST
There so many Coleus cultivars that it would be almost impossible to know for sure. I'm afraid that the best that you will get are guesses. Smiling

The leaves appear particularly large in the photos. Is that true in real life?

If so, both of them could possibly be part the Giant Exhibition Series. I'd specifically check out 'Giant Exhibition Marble' and 'Giant Exhibition Tartan'. The Kong or Kong Jr. Series are other possibilities but I'm leaning towards the Giant Exhibition Series. These are all seed grown and show some variability which can make them difficult to identify. All three series are commonly sold in the USA.

https://parkseed.com/marble-gi...
http://www.ameriseed.net/produ...
http://www.stokeseeds.com/prod...
http://www.ourhappyacres.com/2...
Mentor on the Lake, Ohio (Zone 5b)
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Samlav
Oct 11, 2017 8:55 AM CST
Wow, lots of links that showed these 2 plants. The leaves on this coleus are huge and match the tricolor, freckled Marble Giant from the Giant Marble Exhibition. The other is a Tartan. Now I have to try and save the seeds. Thank You!
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tx_flower_child
Oct 11, 2017 11:43 AM CST
I have a cutting that looks a lot like the 2nd picture. A clerk in a local nursery gave it to me. It's sitting in water in a clear glass jar at a sunny window. It's developing roots like crazy. I'll have to go back to that nursery and see what name they've tagged it with.
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Samlav
Oct 11, 2017 6:43 PM CST
@tx_flower_child
Thank You!
It may be aTartan from the Giant Marble Exibition. See if she confirms that name. Also, thanks for the cutting tip in a sunny window. I tried root hormone last year and they never made it through the winter. Have you ever harvested the seeds? Someone wants coleus seeds in the swap and I don't know if I should wait for the stem to dry up or cut off the stem with the seed tower and put it in water or put it in a bag. Shrug!
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tx_flower_child
Oct 12, 2017 12:12 AM CST
@Samlav — Sorry but I can't be very helpful. I've never actually grown any type of coleus before. I go to a number of different nurseries, usually with something specific in mind.The clerk who gave me the cutting is at a neighborhood garden center. I had stopped by to pick up something or another and she was in the process of making the cutting and putting it in water. As I was watching, she asked if I wanted it. So I took the cutting home, found an empty jar, put some water in it (not full!), added the cutting, and since I was doing this at my kitchen sink I placed the jar on the window above the sink. I change the water fairly often so it doesn't get yucky. The roots are a thick tangled matt and now I don't know what to do. On one hand, I suppose I should pot it up. On the other hand, I really don't want another indoor plant. It was really one of what I call 'a grand experiment'. (I'm not very confident in my ability to grow stuff.)

I have a neighbor a few doors down who has coleus growing all around her yard. Every year she just lets it go to seed. I'm pretty sure she doesn't save any seeds. Sometimes she'll do a little pruning but I've never seen her doing much yard work.

Also haven't had a chance to get back to the nursery to see if the clerk even remembers which coleus cutting she gave me. As you've already seen, there are a gazillion of them.

Maybe someone else will hop on and advise you about the seeds. Good luck!
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Samlav
Oct 12, 2017 8:15 AM CST
Its okay @ tx_flower_child. I think the second pic is either Chocolate Splash or Tartan after looking at some links. Thank You!
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luvsgrtdanes
Oct 12, 2017 9:08 AM CST
@Samlav the best way to collect seed is to let it dry naturally on the stem. If frost is near or freezing you can cut them and put them in water. Make sure you cut enough of the stem and leaves not just the flower. One they are dry just shake them over a paper plate to catch the seeds.

I found what works best for me when rooting a lot of them is to cut the stem short and dip in rooting hormone and stick in pro mix (my dirt preference) I use a seed starting tray and put in as many as I can fit. Water so they are moist and cover them for about two weeks with the seed dome lid (I use a high one) You can tug on them a bit to check them and if they feel tight they have roots. Don't take the lid off right away or for some reason they wilt, just open it a bit more each day to get them used to it.
I usually take some cuttings now and grow them in water, once they start getting leggy I pinch that off and put them in water...pinch again until around March then start rooting the pinched ones. You will have lots of little plants for spring!

Hope this helps. Smiling
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Samlav
Oct 12, 2017 9:20 AM CST
Oh yes that helps. Thank You! @luvgartdanes
I will try that! Crossing Fingers!
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tx_flower_child
Oct 12, 2017 11:09 AM CST
@Samlav -- I'm tending to agree that what you have is either Tartan or Chocolate Splash. But ya never know.

I'm glad Ronnie hopped in with instructions re seeds.

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lauriebasler
Oct 13, 2017 10:53 PM CST
@Samlav. I have a coleus I got this summer with leaves like yours. It has thick sturdy stems. It's leaves are very large like they are selling now. Mine came with a plant tag calling it KONG. It's new growth inside the house now gives much smaller leaves. They get a little shabby looking over the long dark winter in my zone. I pinch a lot and don't worry about it's appearance. Their growth rate becomes disappointing
Thru winter. Growing under lights makes them absolutely stunning. But without lights I find they are still so worth it for what you will have next spring.
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Samlav
Oct 14, 2017 8:55 AM CST
@lauriebasler Thank You! I will look up Kong to see how it compares and remember the tip you gave on lighting. I have to start up my Aerogarden and I can keep the plant close to it more light than I have given to my cuttings in the past.
Name: Laurie b
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lauriebasler
Oct 14, 2017 9:35 AM CST
Any of the other suggestions are just as likely to be your plant too. The coloration on these plants is so different depending on it's light. I found a nice site for seeds, with great pics for id. I would love to have all of them. Smiling Amazing pretty plants.

https://www.swallowtailgardens...

Hope you get a feel for what your might be.


Mentor on the Lake, Ohio (Zone 5b)
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Samlav
Oct 14, 2017 11:55 AM CST
Laurie, that was a great link/site.
Name: Laurie b
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lauriebasler
Oct 14, 2017 1:35 PM CST
Right! I hoped you would like it. Good luck.

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