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Coleus Color Riot

Discussion in 'Everything Else Garden' started by waretrop, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. Oct 2, 2016
    waretrop

    waretrop Deeply Rooted

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    I usually take the whole plant and cuttings also but I just hate to do anything with these.
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    waretrop

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    Here are my urns and arbor. These Coleus are beautiful.
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    I just love all of them...now that it has rained...
     
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    so lucky

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    Wow, What beautiful plants! You did say you are going to take cuttings to save over the winter, right?
     
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    Smart Red

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    This year I purchased six different varieties. I plan to dig them up and overwinter them inside as well. Hopefully, I can start some cuttings from those. Then next year I can get another set of different types until I have a decent collection. Living in the woods means there's lots of places for coleus to do well.
     
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    waretrop

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    so lucky, Yes and I may take the stock plants also but I have all the plants in there from last year still in the greenhouse. This is what the inside looks like and
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    This is the outside.. I think I have posted a picture of the outside before..
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    We have to empty out the junkie stuff before we can put other plants back in... LOL
     
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    @waretrop :love your coleus. I only have one right now, was given a few cuttings off my son's friends plant, I did some research on it as she didn't know the variety name, I think it's one called 'Henna' one of the newer varieties that doesn't flower. I rooted three cuttings in water, potted them up and wintered on the kitchen windowsill. I think I've already posted a pic of mine but here they are again.
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    I have three more cuttings ready to pot up and I think I'll take a few more before I move the plant to the greenhouse for the winter. The red color on this coleus turns an almost florescent purple on the undersides in the right light.

    I think my Persian Shield is toast tho, I was laid up for several weeks this summer and it didn't get watered, just hope I can find replacements next spring, it's another pretty.
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    I had a few named varieties at one time but they all set flowers, not as nice as the none flowering ones. Inky Fingers, Indian Frills, are a couple of the names I remember.
    I'd love to find a few more of the non flowering varieties, the varieties available now are simply gorgeous, if I could only find some.

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    Carol Dee

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    @waretrop the coleus are stunning and that greenhouse is to die for!!!
     
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    Carol Dee

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    @waretrop is there a trick to successfully rooting cuttings for next summers planting. I bought a BIG colorful one that was kind of pricey. So I would like to save it if possible.
     
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    Coleus Stunning!
    The successful combination of beauty and unpretentiousness. Also sell many varieties in Moscow, but I have one. I raised it from seeds (Rococo).

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    aftermidnight

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    @Carol Dee I don't know how @waretrop does it but I cut just below a leaf node and root with just an inch of water in the bottom of a mason jar on the kitchen windowsill. The sides of the jar hold the cuttings up and also help keep the humidity up while they are rooting. I didn't take notice of long they took to root probably a couple of weeks. Easy to keep an eye on the water level, they are on the windowsill behind the kitchen sink :).
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