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daisy_lee
New Hyde Park, NY

May 28, 2010
1:20 PM

Post #7836928

I just bought this Coleus with no ID and would like to know the name of it. It was at a nursery under an awning so it should get a lot brighter with sunlight. Any ideas?

Thanks a lot!

Carol

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 28, 2010
2:18 PM

Post #7837113

Carol - isn't it Peter Wonder?
daisy_lee
New Hyde Park, NY

May 28, 2010
3:46 PM

Post #7837299

No, Arlene you gave me Peter Wonder but this one looks different and the edges of the leaves aren't as ruffled.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 28, 2010
6:23 PM

Post #7837801

Then I have no idea at all but it is gorgeous.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 29, 2010
2:35 AM

Post #7838688

Sure is georgeous.I thought Peters Wonder too.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 29, 2010
3:08 AM

Post #7838699

looks like the pink ruffles I had a few years ago from NC Farms

http://ncfarmsinc.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=708

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 31, 2010
1:52 PM

Post #7846338

Anna - new out.
goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

May 31, 2010
7:22 PM

Post #7847316

It's Peters Wonder. Been growing it for years. The pattern varies throughout the season.

Chris
alice_sunn
Stockholm
Sweden

June 1, 2010
10:45 AM

Post #7848756

Chris,
do you know if Peter Wonder and Pink Ruffles are the same coleus?

I'm just trying to be less confused :))
Thanks,
Alice
goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 1, 2010
7:19 PM

Post #7850288

Alice,

I don't know because I haven't seen a real life Pink Ruffles. It's from NC Farms and they have sometimes changed some names of older varieties, but they also have their own hybrids. The previously mentioned Anna is one of them. I'll try to send a picture tomorrow showing the difference in Peters Wonder. Yes, it's confusing for sure.

Chris
daisy_lee
New Hyde Park, NY

June 1, 2010
7:39 PM

Post #7850437

Thanks for your help! I didn't think it was Peter Wonder since it looks different than the one I already have. Is there a Peter Wonder and a Peters Wonder?

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 2, 2010
12:03 AM

Post #7850852

here is a better photo

http://www.jollyfarmer.com/images/09-ct-coleus-pink-ruffles.jpg
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2010
4:13 AM

Post #7851023

I bought it as Peter (no "s") Wonder.

http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&source=imghp&q=coleus+Peter+Wonder&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=
goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 2, 2010
7:13 AM

Post #7851447

The correct name has been lost over the years. I think it originated in England. You will see Peter, Peters and Peter's. My hunch is the last one is correct.
Here is a pic of four pots of PW at the greenhouse - all from the same stock plant. All have a slightly different pattern. That's why it's so hard to ID coleus sometimes.

Chris

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 2, 2010
7:19 AM

Post #7851463

Here is Anna. It is similar to Missy Ann, which doesn't have the spots. Both are from NC Farms and are very unique in coloration. Not the strongest growers due to lack of chlorophyll but good enough for rock and roll.

Chris

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 3, 2010
9:23 AM

Post #7855037

oh yes. that is Anna brought mine in to check. Thanks chris for your help. Coleus are just mindboggling and beautiful. My all time favorite is beetleguise, I had this for so many years now I can't find it anywhere.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2010
1:56 AM

Post #7857473

beautiful.PW doesnt take to cuttings for winter.None of mine made it. too cold in the house at night.
Cumulus79
Londerzeel
Belgium

June 4, 2010
2:55 AM

Post #7857486

Peters wonder varies alot depending on light. Mine is completely red in the sun while there is no red at all in shade. Firstly I thought it sported into something new but the red colors disappeared quickly when I put some plants in full shade.
Sometimes they turn white too, but that's another story ;)
Molamola
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

June 4, 2010
4:06 AM

Post #7857588

Wa, no fair! NC Farms is only wholesale, or those flats anyway.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 4, 2010
1:25 PM

Post #7859001

you can buy from them not being a wholesale dealer.. I have a few times
Molamola
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

June 4, 2010
1:29 PM

Post #7859010

oboy, I just might write to them, Thank you!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 4, 2010
8:14 PM

Post #7859865

very nice customer service as well

here are some photos of previous orders... start at the bottom

http://davesgarden.com/community/blogs/t/onewish1/11249/
stplong
Huber Heights , OH
(Zone 5b)

June 4, 2010
8:26 PM

Post #7859897

Hi Chris,

we purchased a anna from you last year and was able to overwinter it, but everything we have rooted doensn't have the white and pink , just the green and dark color. Should anna be in sun, shade or conbination of the two to get the white with pink.

Thanks, Patrick and Donna
Molamola
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

June 5, 2010
12:50 AM

Post #7860156

I bought a sorry looking coleus at the grocery store on a whim. Medium green with brownish splashes. In full shade, it developed the white. More sun, and the white turns cream-yellowish.

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Molamola
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

June 5, 2010
12:55 AM

Post #7860161

Oops, cannot add forgotten photo in an edit---

This coleus looks best when it gets zero direct sunlight. The white becomes snowy white. That was such a surprise when it got that way.

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goodoldbake
Alexandria, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 5, 2010
7:20 AM

Post #7860584

Patrick & Donna,

We usually grow Anna in a shaded house. It would burn in direct sun. Sounds like you have some winter-color going on there. Try bright but indirect light outside to see if the white comes back.

Chris

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