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LavinaMae
Grantsboro, NC
(Zone 8b)

March 29, 2010
4:59 AM

Post #7663654

I got TRailing Rose
Rob Roy
Alabama Sunset
Mahogany Giant
Inky Fingers
Beckwith's Gem
Big Mary
Solar Shadow
Stu
Junior
Saturn
Electric Lime
Kona Red
Eric the red
Peter Green
El Brighto
TRailing Burgandy

Peri;;a Magilla

Bonus from Rosy Dawn are
AzomeL;
Chueatta

This message was edited Mar 29, 2010 11:22 AM
DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 29, 2010
5:25 PM

Post #7665409

Let the games begin...

This is not a coleus>

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Loretta_NJ
Pequannock, NJ

April 27, 2010
9:24 AM

Post #7742104

I received mine today. Everything looked great. I did get one mislabel. It's labeled Marie, which I ordered but received Katie. Katie is a very nice coleus but I have it. Truthfully, I think I have Marie too. I just didn't notice it survived when I ordered.
My bonus is called 'Russet'

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Loretta_NJ
Pequannock, NJ

May 10, 2010
6:18 AM

Post #7779717

Rosy Dawn sent me my Marie with no problem. They even included another bonus -Red Strap.
LavinaMae
Grantsboro, NC
(Zone 8b)

May 11, 2010
4:00 AM

Post #7782597

I don't know what went wrong with mine, last year they grew and grew all of them.
This year I had 5 die with in 3 days. Weird thing.
I wish I had ordered more and may do so soon. I love coleus and they are not easy to find in stores around here.

Lavina
Loretta_NJ
Pequannock, NJ

May 11, 2010
8:09 AM

Post #7783192

So far, all mine are doing well but I still have them in that little plastic ball they came in. Last year, I lost a few and some just lingered. This year, I intend to keep the roots in small plastic pots in watering trays until the really root. I just bought some watering crystals to add to the soil.
gabagoo
Yonkers, NY
(Zone 5b)

May 20, 2010
11:59 AM

Post #7811064

My RD order arrived on Monday. I have them in peat pots for now.
I ordered 44 plants... 10 for me, 14 for Mom (this is her annual Mother's Day gift).
They sent SEVEN bonus plants!! WOW!!!
One of the bonus ones I couldn't find on the RD 2010 list. (I copied the entire catalogue back in Jan)
If anyone has info on "INDIAN SUMMER", I'd appreciate it.

I'll post a pic of my "haul" later.

Nancy
gabagoo
Yonkers, NY
(Zone 5b)

May 20, 2010
12:09 PM

Post #7811081

I just found Indian Summer in the Plant Files. :o)
It appears to be one for part shade.
Now I know where to place it.

Now for the other 30+... LOL!

Nancy
gabagoo
Yonkers, NY
(Zone 5b)

May 22, 2010
4:52 AM

Post #7816117

Here's PART of my order - 5 days after I received them.
As usual, RD came through with beautiful plants!

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gabagoo
Yonkers, NY
(Zone 5b)

May 22, 2010
4:54 AM

Post #7816118

Here's the rest of the order.
The 7 bonus plants are on the left.
I'm a happy camper!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2010
2:28 AM

Post #7818901

Thats what I like about them
Did they send potted plants?
gabagoo
Yonkers, NY
(Zone 5b)

May 23, 2010
5:10 AM

Post #7819068

I potted them in peat pots until I can get then into their new homes.
LavinaMae
Grantsboro, NC
(Zone 8b)

May 24, 2010
3:57 AM

Post #7821870

Looking good. Hope they all survive, I seem to have a brown thumb this year.

Lavina

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2010
4:21 AM

Post #7821903

DD and I have planted our containers for the deck this summer. Give my coleus containers a few weeks and Mine will look better,
http://picasaweb.google.com/jgentle4/DeckGardenPlanters

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2010
10:57 AM

Post #7822985

RD order came.They gave me a bonus plant I cant find in their catalogue.
I remember someone else posting the same bonus a week ago.
Anyone know how tall and suntolerant Heart is?Its beautiful,pink red and green
LavinaMae
Grantsboro, NC
(Zone 8b)

May 25, 2010
3:58 AM

Post #7825096

Pots look great, I have had 5 to die. Never had coleus to die before.
I musta done something or got bad dirt.
I want to make another order but am gonna wait a week or so.
Its so dry here but rains all around us.
Lavina

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2010
5:56 AM

Post #7825278

I found an ant colony in one of my pots.I think they came from compost I bought this spring.
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 25, 2010
9:57 AM

Post #7826019

ge1836 The ants around me seem to prefer stacked pots for their colonies and use them like a multi-level condo complex! Rather there than in my potting soil as they do bite when disturbed. Great interview on NPR a couple weeks ago with an ant expert on his new book called, I think "Watching Ants". Fascinating creatures whose role is little understood.

Have you looked up Heart coleus on Coleusfinder? If my memory serves me, it is a smaller one and good in morning sun. Pretty plant that grows wide rather than tall. Pic please.

Lavinamae-Sorry to hear about demise of five. Ouch. The weather here (cold, hot, cloudy, humid, repeat) certainly has not favored my coleus. At least since they are all in pots and trays I can move them around outside and give them as much space for air circulation as possible and be ever so careful about watering. Hope the whole season isn"t like this!

Judy

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2010
2:03 PM

Post #7826853

I did find a better description of it.You are right it isnt tall and tollerstes sun but likes part shade. I will have to move the pot its in.
I'll send a pic

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2010
2:16 PM

Post #7826917

Here is the pic

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coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 25, 2010
2:44 PM

Post #7827046

Thanks for pic of Heart. I grew mine 3 rooted cuttings in a cute little pot , placed where I could enjoy it and it didn't have to "compete" with the bigger, brighter, bolder forms. Heart is like essence of coleus if you know what mean. May even be an old standard, don't remember. I like its form with the shorter inter nodes with some turning and minimal pinching to keep uniform and bushy, you'll have endlessly repeating hearts to cheer the day.
Judy

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2010
2:54 PM

Post #7827072

I really appreciate your input.Thanks.I love the color.

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