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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Mar 30, 2018 1:20 PM CST
What do your winter saved plants or cuttings look like?

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I have a few individuals in pots, and these cuttings. Some had better light than others over winter, and there were a few close calls of letting a couple dry & the plants started to wilt. Anyway, from these, I'll have TONS of Coleus plants in the landscape.

Already started some new cuttings-from-cuttings here:
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I hope to find some new ones to add to my collection this spring.


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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Apr 8, 2018 3:49 AM CST

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Sorry slacking posting back .. I didn't save any this year .. hopefully next.. will have to enjoy yours for now nodding
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purpleinopp
Apr 15, 2018 6:22 AM CST
I have stuck most of the winter-saved plants in the ground, in mixed clumps just like they were when in the jars. These clumps will be the "mother lodes" for taking tons of cuttings this year. I have already snipped the first batch of this year's cuttings from them.

The tiny side stems that were going to be lost under soil got stuck here. Most have been here 2-4 weeks, so they must have decided to take root. They would have fried in the heat this past week if not. I've never done cuttings this small before, but I thought, why not try? It's an old grill, the legs rusted off.
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Apr 16, 2018 2:35 AM CST

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Way to reuse!!!! Good for you!!
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
May 15, 2018 4:24 PM CST
I love how fast Coleus grows! What started as tiny cuttings, some only about 1" tall, will soon be able to yield more cuttings, if it looks like it's going to rain normally. If not, I'll have to find something else to do with my propagation urges. I'm NOT spending another summer watering anything not permanent in landscape for hours & hours.
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
May 16, 2018 3:08 AM CST

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It is a lot of extra work .. but for now I still enjoy it .. will do micro irrigation here someday
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Carter
May 25, 2018 11:49 AM CST
Man, watering my potted plants is part of what I consider my daily therapy. I just wish I had the hours and hours of time to do it!!
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
May 26, 2018 4:07 AM CST

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It is a relaxing time .. before work .. I always wake up too early so it's a good use of that time
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
May 26, 2018 5:52 AM CST
I don't dislike watering potted plants, but having to water ground plants, I definitely dislike.

Window box is getting to look like it did in my imagination when I started it. :+)
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angelrob
Jun 10, 2018 9:15 PM CST
Hi. I'm new to this forum (and an avid coleus collector!). I have Kiwi Fern (my fav), Painted Lady (another fav), Chocolate Drop (prolific hanging), Molten Lava, Big Blond, Habanero, Kingswood Torch, Green Halo (I think, based on this forum!) and three unnamed varieties. I hate generic "Coleus" tags!!!

I just ordered 8 different Giant and Kong seed varieties, but have yet to start them. :-D

My front windowbox had several "self-seeded" plants in it last year. This year I over-wintered one piece of each and after months of hibernation, I have 10s of plants to put out. I plan to keep one of each variety in the window shelf, with cuttings going outside for the summer. My un-named varieties in pics:
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jun 11, 2018 2:41 AM CST

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Hello and welcome .. jealous of the self seeding climates .. wouldn't happen here in NJ with enough time to be worth it .. nice list there!! Welcome!

angelrob
Jun 16, 2018 6:27 PM CST
Onewish1 said:Hello and welcome .. jealous of the self seeding climates .. wouldn't happen here in NJ with enough time to be worth it .. nice list there!! Welcome!


Thanks! I'm just south of Chicago so it was one mild winter (2016-2017), I think, that allowed the seeding. Interestingly, it didn't happen in the ground, but only in the windowbox, which I would have though would have been colder!

We'll see this year. The recent winter was much colder and snowier. In any case, I'm always pinching and rooting so I have plenty for gifts and gardens. I try to keep one or two of every variety inside though hahaha

Eight Kong varieties started from seed today. Can't wait to see how big they get. I have a "Big Blonde" that gets pretty tall, and the "Painted Lady" gets pretty big as well. Will be interesting to compare.

Have you seen any coleus like these? Very thin leaves (and it looks like there are 3-4 plants in a small pot, I'm going to plant them tomorrow and will be able to tell better) and NO TAG! Very small, like 6-8" tall. I got them at a garden center today on a 2/1 sale. The colors are familiar, but not the leaf shape.


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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Jun 24, 2018 7:58 AM CST
Got such a late start this year, I'm still adding a lot of new Coleus cuttings to the landscape. Are you?


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dotm8rix
Jun 24, 2018 6:03 PM CST
angelrob said:

Have you seen any coleus like these? Very thin leaves (and it looks like there are 3-4 plants in a small pot, I'm going to plant them tomorrow and will be able to tell better) and NO TAG! Very small, like 6-8" tall. I got them at a garden center today on a 2/1 sale. The colors are familiar, but not the leaf shape.


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Could be Under the Sea, Sea Urchin series. Or Terra Nova's Fancy Feathers series. If it's either, they should've come with a tag. However, some nurseries in my area acquire coleus stock plants then propagate from their own cuttings with no tags whatsoever. If you inquire as to what variety, they play dumb. I figure it's either they just consider them trash annuals and think no one cares, or they're propagating plants they don't have rights to propagate.
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Onewish1
Jun 25, 2018 3:18 AM CST

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Last year I swore off putting them in the ground .. slugs eating them and deer trampled them .. so back to all in containers for me .. yours look awesome
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Jun 25, 2018 7:51 AM CST
TYVM! Coleus is about the only temporary thing I've put in the landscape this year. Spent waaaaaay too much time watering stuff the past few summers & by now, baby shrubs that I have propagated are in so many more places, reducing the need for other filler plants. Those need to be watered too, but by next summer, they won't except during unusually long stretches with no rain.

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jun 26, 2018 3:33 AM CST

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Yeah the containers wear on me sometimes.. but most days I still enjoy watering
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 26, 2018 7:58 AM CST
The same is true here too, the actual watering I enjoy, visiting each plant & seeing how happy they look, but it's having to put on bug spray so I don't donate so much blood to the mosquitoes, sweating bullets, and then having to take another shower that all seems like tiring rigmarole.
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jun 27, 2018 2:44 AM CST

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I water mostly before getting ready for work .. but a dyno trap helps with the skeeters .. did pull a tick off myself yesterday.. thank god we are somewhat smart and wear light colored clothes .. cleaning brush at this place is a task for now .. getting there though
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Jun 27, 2018 4:58 AM CST
I need to wear jeans, long sleeves and one of these head nets every time I garden:
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