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HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 10, 2011
11:56 AM

Post #8364670

Don't know how to "bump", but the former thread was getting long, so am starting a continuation with a bunch of my favorite coleus. The photos were shot at the end of last summer. Most of the coleus were grown in 3/4 sun, with just late afternoon shade.

First one is 'Beckwith's Gem', one of my favorites and has made beautiful standard.

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HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 10, 2011
11:56 AM

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'Blair's Witch'

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HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 10, 2011
11:57 AM

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'Burning Bush'

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 10, 2011
11:57 AM

Post #8364679

I have ordered Beckwiths Gem for this year. I grew it last year and was relly pleased.
HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 10, 2011
11:58 AM

Post #8364681

'Caesar'

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HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 10, 2011
11:59 AM

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'Caracas'

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HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 10, 2011
11:59 AM

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'Chelsea Rose'

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HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 10, 2011
12:00 PM

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'Confetti'

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HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 10, 2011
12:01 PM

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'El Brighto'

One of my all-time fabulous favorites! Gorgeous standard!

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HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 10, 2011
12:01 PM

Post #8364690

'Flamingo'

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HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 10, 2011
12:02 PM

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'Glory of Luxemborg'

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HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 10, 2011
12:03 PM

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'Hot Embers'

Slow-growing, but very impressive.

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HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 10, 2011
12:05 PM

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'Mr. Wonderful'

As a newly-purchased cutting, I wasn't impressed. But with sun and time, it turned out really nice.

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HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 10, 2011
12:06 PM

Post #8364702

'Peter Wonder'

Another one I was impressed with after growing it in practically full sun.

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HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 10, 2011
12:08 PM

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'Roaring Fire'

A real knockout!

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HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 10, 2011
12:09 PM

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'Robyn'

With sun, it develops intense color.

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HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 10, 2011
12:09 PM

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'Ruby Laser'

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HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 10, 2011
12:10 PM

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'Smallwood's Drive'

Interesting leaf form and unusual flecking in the coloration.

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HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 10, 2011
12:11 PM

Post #8364710

'Sugar Castle'

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HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 10, 2011
12:12 PM

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'Watermelon'

Another unusual one for growing a very good standard.

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HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 10, 2011
12:13 PM

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'Wine Country'

Wasn't impressed at first, but as a standard, it is a knockout. Very striking.


That's all folks!

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

February 10, 2011
5:17 PM

Post #8365197

Really wonderful photos and terrific plants, Hoosier!

coleuslover123

coleuslover123
Mount Laurel, NJ

February 11, 2011
6:51 AM

Post #8366127

Nice plants and pictures Hoosier! Thanks for doing that work of photographing and posting them for us. It's so nice to see ones with names from people's gardens, to compare with what we see in books and on coleus retail sights. Sometimes they look very different.
HoosierGreen
Danville, IN

February 11, 2011
6:59 AM

Post #8366144

Thanks. Yes, the same coleus look quite different now under lights in the basement for the winter. I think the photos at both Rosy Dawn and Gebhart's web sites are pretty accurate, but nothing compares to seeing them in real life. That is why the descriptions and comments from people who actually grow them (like our fellow DG'ners) and the conditions they grow them (sun, shade, etc.) in are so important.

coleuslover123

coleuslover123
Mount Laurel, NJ

February 11, 2011
11:50 AM

Post #8366580

I bought this one at a nursery last fall as a small plant. It had no label, but I think it looks like one I've seen in pictures called 'city lights'. Has anyone seen this one before? I think I'm going to like it. Isn't that an interesting sport in the front!

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coleuslover123
Mount Laurel, NJ

February 11, 2011
12:05 PM

Post #8366609

I ordered 'kingswood torch' and this is what I got. It was a rooted cutting last Oct. It sure doesn't look like the one in the picture I ordered from, which was very red. Maybe it will turn red in the summer sun (or maybe they sent something else). It seems to be growing pretty fast, and it's easy to propagate.

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dragonmanlv
Springdale, UT

February 11, 2011
1:35 PM

Post #8366715

I love Saturn and all of these are cuttings of the same branch of last years plant. It is amazing how different they look with just slight variations in light and temp.

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dragonmanlv
Springdale, UT

February 11, 2011
1:41 PM

Post #8366723

This is my beauty... dedicated almost exclusively to coleus

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dragonmanlv
Springdale, UT

February 11, 2011
1:51 PM

Post #8366730

OMG !!!!!!! Festive Dance amazing notice it has 3 leaves .I would love it if it would keep doing it

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dragonmanlv
Springdale, UT

February 11, 2011
1:54 PM

Post #8366736

Songbird ... awesome fast grower

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dragonmanlv
Springdale, UT

February 11, 2011
1:58 PM

Post #8366742

Olympic Torch ?

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dragonmanlv
Springdale, UT

February 11, 2011
2:02 PM

Post #8366744

Lovely... Sedona... maybe it will sport a Zion for me.lol

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weloveouryard
Jupiter, FL

February 11, 2011
2:04 PM

Post #8366748

Thanks for the pictures ! I got 25 coming from R dawns on March 22 and getting 10 from Gebheart.
Now I wished i had ordered Elbrighto and Festive dancer , Robyn :) Boy , they are pretty...

I have Smallwoods drive overwintering in my kitchen... I love it !

Dragonman. That some big rock you got in you backyard .Nothing like that here in Florida :)
dragonmanlv
Springdale, UT

February 11, 2011
2:05 PM

Post #8366749

Rose Storm or Florida Sun Rose ?

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dragonmanlv
Springdale, UT

February 11, 2011
2:13 PM

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How funny I have my order from RD coming on the 22nd also the day before my b'day. That big rock is The Watchman... I live at the entrance of Zion Canyon. Festive Dance is a seed variety, very easy to grow. So cool... Tilt a Whirl

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

February 11, 2011
2:15 PM

Post #8366770

Here's my Florida Sun Rose, photo taken in sun during August, for comparison.

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dragonmanlv
Springdale, UT

February 11, 2011
2:50 PM

Post #8366834

weloveouryard, here is a better perspective of the rock...the greenhouse is above the 10 in the pic.

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dragonmanlv
Springdale, UT

February 11, 2011
2:59 PM

Post #8366850

How about a Kiwi Fern Bonsai... just leave the end leaves on the branches and prune like a bonsai. This was gorgeous last year. I just took off all the discolored old foliage and this is new growth. I'll take another pic when she hits her glory again.

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sewNsow
West Branch, IA
(Zone 5b)

February 11, 2011
3:59 PM

Post #8366986

OMG Hoosier,What a great collection you posted. Wish I hadn't crossed Beckwith's Gem off when narrowing down list.
I'm delighted I ordered Blair's Witch,El Brighto & Florida Inferno.

I love coleus.
sewNsow

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dragonmanlv
Springdale, UT

February 11, 2011
4:02 PM

Post #8366990

How could I forget Killer Klown

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dragonmanlv
Springdale, UT

February 11, 2011
4:06 PM

Post #8366997

these are the same plant ... Peter's Wonder ????

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sewNsow
West Branch, IA
(Zone 5b)

February 11, 2011
4:10 PM

Post #8367006

Sorry that picture isn't very good. Drats,I seem to have a blemish in my camera lens.
It still shows how large my coleus I call Swinging Linda gets. SW has other names,too.
Just trying to get the hang of posting pictures.
sewNsow

coleuslover123

coleuslover123
Mount Laurel, NJ

February 11, 2011
4:11 PM

Post #8367007

I love your coleus and greenhouse dragonmanlv! Wow, beautiful!!! I'll have to look up where Springdale is. I use to live in SLC up high on side of Mt. Olympus, and your pics sure bring back memories. You can definetly tell it's Utah. Now I'm in low flat NJ !! (But I must admit, I do enjoy the shade trees here.)
weloveouryard
Jupiter, FL

February 11, 2011
4:15 PM

Post #8367011

Dragonman ...I'm a Florida girl , born and raised. But if I was to leave THAT is what I would want in my back yard . Lucky you

Your coleus are beautiful too :)
dragonmanlv
Springdale, UT

February 11, 2011
4:20 PM

Post #8367021

And the wonderful Flame Thrower or Rose Explosion. coleuslover123... Springdale is 2.5 hrs from Vegas or 45 mins from St. George.

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sewNsow
West Branch, IA
(Zone 5b)

February 11, 2011
4:34 PM

Post #8367049

Here is another picture of Swinging Linda in my big tub.

sewNsow

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

February 11, 2011
5:04 PM

Post #8367098

Peter Wonder in a sunny kitchen window in October.

My daughter got married on Angel's Landing, Zion National Park, 10 years ago.

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dragonmanlv
Springdale, UT

February 11, 2011
5:51 PM

Post #8367185

sunset inside

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dragonmanlv
Springdale, UT

February 11, 2011
5:54 PM

Post #8367196

outside

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coleuslover123
Mount Laurel, NJ

February 11, 2011
6:56 PM

Post #8367303

I should have known by the rock in the picture, that it would be in Southern UT. Can't believe that I lived in UT for 4 years and never visited Southern UT ! I guess I thought I'd be there longer and could always go 'tomorrow'. dragonmanlv, do you grow these coleus just for your own enjoyment, or do you have a business selling them? They are so gorgeous! Tell us more about that greehouse. Did you build it, buy it, etc. It's so nice! Wow, how I'd love to have a greenhouse. Does it get cold there, such that you have to heat it?
dragonmanlv
Springdale, UT

February 11, 2011
7:44 PM

Post #8367408

I have a bed and breakfast and in the winter it gets very cold here and few visitors so I'm free most of the winter. The coleus are just a hobby that I just started to kill time and boy do they. We built the GH about 9 months ago it's on a 2' concrete hollow riser that is filled with the red gravel. This went from a single cutting I got from a friend to over 65 named cultivars. I grow them for my pleasure but I make awesome arrangements with them both inside the house and out. The guests love them but they tend to be more fascinated by the cactus and suculents.

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

February 11, 2011
7:49 PM

Post #8367425

Absolutely gorgeous! I assume that's a red tile roof - one of my favorite roofs of all. It looks beautiful with the snow as well.
dragonmanlv
Springdale, UT

February 11, 2011
7:50 PM

Post #8367429

Like this ...and oops succulents

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dragonmanlv
Springdale, UT

February 11, 2011
7:58 PM

Post #8367435

Yes red tiles . So beautiful and green in summer how much longer please hurry !!!!!!

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dragonmanlv
Springdale, UT

February 11, 2011
8:27 PM

Post #8367457

Well, coleuslover123 , I hope you at least have a view of Manhattan from where you are those are some awesome canyons as well
daisy_lee
New Hyde Park, NY

February 11, 2011
8:36 PM

Post #8367467

Dragonmanlv, you posted some beautiful pictures of your awesome greenhouse filled with Coleus, gorgeous house at a great location!!! Can't beat that!!! Such a wonderful place to live!

Thanks for sharing all of your Coleus pictures!

Carol

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 12, 2011
2:34 AM

Post #8367567

very nice pix

coleuslover123

coleuslover123
Mount Laurel, NJ

February 12, 2011
5:27 AM

Post #8367690

I love that 'lantana' pirl. I've been trying to propagate one like that this winter, but it seems hard to get it to take. The yellow ones are easier.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 12, 2011
5:33 AM

Post #8367703

Thats good to know. I wont get my hopes up to see any lavander-pink ones.
How does white do?
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 12, 2011
6:56 AM

Post #8367805

I haven't seen white ones. Mischel's Greenhouses does carry some lantanas.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 12, 2011
7:20 AM

Post #8367837

I will have to design with whats available here.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 12, 2011
8:48 AM

Post #8368020

I like the lantanas because most I've seen have more than one color to them so it makes the color harmony theory more fun to use.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 12, 2011
8:52 AM

Post #8368023

I like them too. Is that Miss Muffet?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 12, 2011
8:54 AM

Post #8368027

This is the collage for the Woodpile garden this year. I plant annuals in there because we tromp on it from September to early march.
Mostly coleus I have cuttings of right now. Mahogany Giant, Kingwood Karnival,Jungle love
Caladiums Miss Muffett, Gingerland. GrayGhost

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 12, 2011
8:55 AM

Post #8368029

The photoshopped photo

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

February 12, 2011
8:57 AM

Post #8368037

Yes, Miss Muffet.

Nice work, Jo Ann. It will be beautiful.
daisy_lee
New Hyde Park, NY

February 12, 2011
9:03 AM

Post #8368052

Pirl, both of your lantanas are very pretty! I think I will try growing some this summer.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 12, 2011
9:05 AM

Post #8368054

The pastes are different values so not many of the colors echo but believe me some of those plants were in there last summer and it was really nice.
I will eleminate Japanese Giant and not put so many Trailing Queens in,they go everywhere and cuttings are over the limit at this time here.
No YinYan even tho I like it with Mahogany Giant .I think Jungle Love and MG are a better match, along with Kingwood Karn.
Some white wax begonias to look at the white eyes of Trailing Queen.
The caladiums speak for themselves. I used Florida White Queen in there last year but didnt order enough this year.

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daisy_lee
New Hyde Park, NY

February 12, 2011
9:12 AM

Post #8368063

Pirl, I believe that Lantana is not hardy in our zone, so do you buy new plants each year or grow them from seed?
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 12, 2011
9:16 AM

Post #8368070

Thanks, Carol. Edited to add, yes, I do buy them each year and they're worth it to me. By the end of the fall they're huge. I did bring one inside, after cutting it back severely, so I hope it makes it - so far, so good. It has green leaves so I think it made it through the winter.

The wax begonias also offer the different shape in leaves and they're glossy as well, creating even more interest.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 12, 2011
9:23 AM

Post #8368084

I tried Cosmose dwarf veriety in there last year. I dont call a 30 inch plant dwarf and I didnt like its airie habit with the other selections.
I like the Wax b's because they are compact.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 12, 2011
9:28 AM

Post #8368098

You're right on all counts. One plant can really mess up a combination.

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