Hi everyone ! I just placed my order for Rosy Dawns... so many of the plants that I had on my wish list was not available. I am still happy with what I ordered tho. Now I am off to gebharts LOL ! I have never ordered from them , but you all have said nothing but nice things about them. I sure hope I can get everything that I wanted this year. Can't wait till March !
Pink pomegranate, Butter cutter , Green earrings , and a few others... I am trying to buy something diferant than the pinks and purples I always get. I have 42 cuttings that I started in October. But I want more lol !
I got 'butter cutter' ( from them I think, no maybe from G) last fall. It's pretty and I like it, but so far it tends to be leggy even though I keep pinching it back. It probably is not getting enough light, or maybe is too crowded. Hopefully it will bush out when it gets outside. My coleus are really taking over my basement. I hope my electrical supply can handle a couple more lights, as they are getting big and too crowded. I'm off to the store today to purchase lights number 23 and 24 !
Love it !
One good thing is if you can't get your first choice you can find something that looks like it! I am very happy with the plants I ordered. I just did a little freaking out when I was going down my list and they didn't have the plants. And Gebhart isn't opend till Feb 1 st thanks for the pic of butter cutter :)
coleuslover: You should train your 'Butter Cutter' as a standard. In fact, it's already a small one anyway! Just pinch out the side shoots to keep a central stem (trunk), and when it gets as tall as you like, begin pinching to maintain a ball-shaped top. Keep the plant staked to keep the top from breaking off. Standards can be very effective in planter arrangements or by themselves in a nice pot. Root the pinchings and you will have more plants for bedding.
The photo of are a couple of my favorites, which were new plants from Rosy Dawn last May.
Well I just broke down and placed an order to RD for 6 more varieties. I only have a little over 30, so what the heck. Now I'll have to go buy some more lights, and maybe another set of shelves. Hmm, sure is amazing what we do for these little beauties! I got mostly redish ones. I'm looking for a real true bright red, but I"ve yet to find one that is that way in more than just pictures. I ordered 'autumn', 'stella red', 'burning bush', 'big red judy, 'blushing zebra', and 'mariposa'. I know 'mariposa' isn't red, but it looked so beautiful. I stated April for shipment, as I was afraid it would be too cold here for them to be transported, but I can't wait to get them!
Elfers, Indian Summer and Roaring Fire are all so similar yet just different enough to want them all. My favorite for unusual color and surprises is Florida Sun Rose , every set of leaves is completely different from the previous set in texture , shape and colour absolutely gorgeous
The picture I posted was from Caladiums 4 less. My pic is White Queen with Elfers.
Here is White Queen again in a shadier spot with white impatiens and coleus Trailing Queen.
I think the rose vains get redder when the caladium is in more sun.