Coleus #4. Colors are actually duskier, picture is a little too bright. The red is more of a grayish red. Tried identifying these myself, and think this one is something called a Perilla and not a Coleus at all. Can anyone confirm?
The Fishnet Stockings has about six 'limbs', being a foot tall, and every limb has different leaf patterns, and every set of leaves is different. One wakko plant! We'll see how it looks in a year's time.
I looked up both Fishnet Stockings and Dipt in Wine & think photo #1 looks closer to Dipt in Wine, although I know as the cutting grows the mature leaves won't look the same.
I've started yet another obsession! Zero coleus in the ground this year, now have the four cuttings above (although #4 is a perilla). The "plant lady" at a store yesterday broke off a couple of stems of an almost solid-colored, velvety leafed coleus for me to bring home (in water right now to grow roots), and DH called me earlier to say he was at a customer's & got permission to snag a couple of stems of a "really pretty coleus" to bring home to me.
Do you think these coleus (all from plants growing in full sun) will grow decently in part shade? I only have a teeny portion of my yard that gets full sun, and that flower bed is already full.
Thanks for the link to the EBuckets thread, going to take me some time to read it all but wow!
Found a link to a coleus that "looks" almost identical to Coleus #1, link is still active on the site but a Google search turned up no other information. What do you think? Here's the link: http://www.rareplants.com/images4/c-avatar2.jpg
Helene, will happily share, once these get to a decent size. They're only about 3" tall now,
just put them in dirt the other day (they'd been rooting in a cup of water). Decided to pot them up & keep them in the house for a bit, we've been having blistering heat here, thought they'd have a better chance outside once they get some size to them. But I'll be more than happy to send you some once they're big enough to share.
Helene, it seems that one of my new plants (the Perilla) came home with something wrong with it. I'd potted the rooted cuttings in a big pot with the other rooted cuttings pictured in my first posts above, and those are now looking sickly too. I'm about to post pictures in a new thread to see if anyone can tell me what happened to my (seemingly healthy!) Perilla & coleus. I am just sick about it, spidermites decimated my outside flower bed recently, and looks like my first attempt at growing coleus has failed, too.
Perilla needs less water than coleus.I grew it a few years up north not knowing that it was not a coleus until toward the year when I moved.My SIL here grows it in intense heat and it works.
I am having problems here with mature plants dampening off. I atribute it to :Miracle Grow potting soil and the heat. (too much fertilizer mixed into the soil. My AV's plantlets the same thing.
This was my set-up in NY.
getting back into it again. Don't have the stands any more...
You are in great place to grow coleus and you have come to a great place to find lots of help.
I may come down close to you in Sept. I will, God willing, bring lots of coleus cuttings.
Hand delivery is the very best way to get cuttings.
Here's Tiny Toes on the left and Watermelon on the right.
Mexican Heather, Lime-Light on the bottom.
This picture was taken 6/22/'10
Zoar, looked up Pink Chaos, and that is it! Yes, it is growing MUCH slower than my other cuttings. Here's a picture of what it looked like once I potted it up & put it near my kitchen window (where I've come to find out it wasn't receiving enough sun).
I thought it was diseased, but several people let me know it was still a healthy plant. Based on advice on this forum, I've moved it outside & really hoping some sunshine will get it looking like it does in that first picture, again. I love the colors on this one.
The colorsy all change drastically over winter and some are hardly recognizable as anything we either might have bought or received in a trade. Keep them labeled and take photos of the plant and label now because come December you may doubt your sanity.
I havn't labeled my coleus because I knew very well what all of them were. But now, I swear, some of them look like they are turning into something else! Some I can't tell what they are anymore! Yes - labeling them would be a good idea as they do indeed seem to change in the winter.
Some Coleus look the same in the winter and others change drastically! My green Alligator turns into a red Alligator in the winter and back to green in the summer. I label mine but sometimes they get mixed up when I am transplanting them into bigger pots or taking cuttings.