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Nasturtium28
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 26, 2009
5:22 PM

Post #7311725

I wanted to share a few pics of this exquisite coleus. I try to be careful and write down everything I buy, but this one escaped me. I have visited Proven Winners and Terra Nova web sites and it doesn't seem to be any of their offerings. Every time I walk past it I stop to admire the beautiful detail - the delicate purple edging of the serration on the leaves and the beautiful contrast of the green on top and purple beneath. The rest of the pot it is nothing to write home about, but this plant I think is stunning.

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Nasturtium28
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 26, 2009
5:25 PM

Post #7311728

Here is another closeup.

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tapla

tapla
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 26, 2009
5:42 PM

Post #7311749

Do a search for the cultivars - Big Blonde, Gold Giant, and Isaac's Olive, and see what you think.

Al
Nasturtium28
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 26, 2009
5:42 PM

Post #7311750

I am becoming a big fan of coleus for my patio containers. I had grown tired of the sort of standard coleus mix that seemed to be in all the nurseries, the pink/purple/green combinations, and had not been including it in my pots. As with many other types of plants you have to go online to explore the fabulous variety that different plant breeders have developed. This year I had more varieties of coleus this year than ever - some pots with just coleus combinations, some with other plants. The nurseries are beginning to offer more and I always look for new ones. All plants were pest free, easy to manage with pinching, and always colorful. Here is another one that just got better as it got older - Sedona. This is late summer when the plant absolutely glowed with color. This picture was right after we had some heavy winds and it got a little banged up.

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Nasturtium28
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 26, 2009
6:01 PM

Post #7311782

Thank you Al! I had not been acquainted with the cultivar finder; what a useful feature. I am going with Isaac's Olive, the purple is more pronounced than it seems to be on Gold Giant.

So here is the pot with Sedona in it, taken earlier in the year when the color was more muted. Cats and wind left their share of bruises on the pots.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 18, 2009
9:56 AM

Post #7379289

I would also take a look at Envy

tapla

tapla
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

December 18, 2009
1:57 PM

Post #7379555

So what's 'the cultivar finder'? ;o)

Al
Nasturtium28
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 22, 2009
4:23 PM

Post #7390653

If you go to the Plant Files, over on the left side there is a link that lets you search for cultivars. First you choose a kind of plant. Once you have selected the plant you want to research further, you can search cultivars of that plant alphabetically.
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

December 23, 2009
5:49 PM

Post #7393401

Nasturtium, there is a coleus forum on Daves too - come on over and we'll help with your addiction!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/coleus/all/

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 25, 2009
11:11 AM

Post #7397346

Happy Holidays everyone

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