Coleus forum: Any information on this coleus would be interesting

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Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids Tropicals Region: Mexico
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lauriebasler
Jan 29, 2018 11:01 AM CST
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Hi Coleus lovers:
This is a current pic of a coleus I am overwintering. Both plants are a cutting from the same parent. They are growing in the same room but at different windows. I was considering putting it in my plant list, but realized I have no idea of an ID. Is it doomed to being a john doe or Noid?
I have done a fairly extensive search online, but don't feel qualified to make a definitive id that others will take as the gospel.
Is id'ing a coleus with such a lack of information even plausible?
Any guesses will be very fun and interesting. Thanks.

Laurie b

Name: James
Fabens,TX (Zone 8a)
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Txtea
Jan 29, 2018 4:33 PM CST
Laurie, Sorry I have no guess, but both of them are just beautiful. You have done a wonderful job of overwintering them both. Will be looking for some of seeds that might look like them and try next year to overwinter. Best to you
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Feb 6, 2018 11:04 AM CST
There are thousands of named cultivars. Knowing where it was purchased sometimes helps with ID if the selection is published on a website.

Compare to 'Watermelon', a more common one because it can be reproduced via seeds:
https://www.burpee.com/flowers...
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The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Feb 9, 2018 4:01 AM CST

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Indoor colors always do change things as well.. but they look happy
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids Tropicals Region: Mexico
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lauriebasler
Mar 26, 2018 4:06 AM CST
I went looking around a bit again for an ID on my coleus, and I believe I found it right in our database.

Series: Kongโ„ข
Trade Name: Rose
Cultivar name: 'Kakegawa CE14'

As soon as I saw the name I remembered purchasing it in terrible shape at Lowes for $1.00. The leaves were huge in summer, but are average size under artificial light. Thanks for the feedback all. I am anxious to see if the leaves will be large again, when outdoors.

Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Mar 26, 2018 7:50 AM CST
They are very similar:
Coleus (Coleus scutellarioides Kongโ„ข Rose)
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The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
๐Ÿ‘’๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿก๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿโฆโง ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฝโ€โ˜€๐ŸŒบ
โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“ The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Mar 27, 2018 3:00 AM CST

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That is a nice one.. love those finds at lowes .. ours has a nice clearance rack

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