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Coleus: wanted: coleus seeds

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skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

February 21, 2011
11:44 AM

Post #8384595

Does anyone have any seeds, any varieties, of coleus that they could part with for postage or possibly some seed trades. None of my coleus made it thru the winter, and I love have them in pots with my other flowers. Not sure what seeds I have left, but know I have some different flowers, cannas, so if not interested in postage, make a suggestion or 2, and I'll see if I can find what you need. Sorry my lists aren't updated, but just can't seem to find the time to get it done ;-)
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 22, 2011
10:17 AM

Post #8386509

SKellogg,
Coleus generally don't come true from seed. They are also very slow to get to any size for me.
They do grow well from cuttings and here is a good source for unrooted cuttings. This link is for mixed sun coleus cuttings; http://ncfarmsinc.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=66_80&products_id=778
This is the link to all of their coleus. http://ncfarmsinc.com/store/index.php?cPath=66_80&sort=2a&page=1
They have doubled the number they had five years ago.
I have grown coleus from these before and they were great.
Pest free and fresh.
Sidney
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

February 22, 2011
12:24 PM

Post #8386728

Thanks Sidney! I knew that they typically didn't grow true from seed, but didn't really care what colors and such, so that wasn't too important to me, but so love the cuttings, since they grow slow for me too, lol! I'll go check them out! Thanks again!!
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

February 22, 2011
1:02 PM

Post #8386787

Wow Sidney! What a great site, but it looks to me like I need to order 600 for a minimum order, lol! Not sure that I need that many! I was thinking 6-8 different ones would be about right, but 100 might be pushing it, lol!
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 22, 2011
2:04 PM

Post #8386884

You might see if any neighbors are interested in sharing an order with you.
We have one Angel who did in the past get about 24 and divvy them up 10 at a time and within hours send out nine pkgs with ten of each kind in a labeled zip-lock.
When they arrived I always had rooting trays labeled and ready. Planting 240 cuttings is an afternoon's work.
If this happens this year I'll see if I can give you my spot.
Sidney
springcolor
Lake Stevens, WA

February 22, 2011
2:09 PM

Post #8386894

Skellogg
I have seed . Check you D-mail
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

February 22, 2011
3:29 PM

Post #8387010

Thanks! Both of you!
CrabgrassCentrl
New Milford, CT

March 15, 2011
12:41 PM

Post #8428625

I have some Burpee seeds that I bought last winter if you're interested.
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

March 15, 2011
7:32 PM

Post #8429448

Sent you a d mail Crabgrass!

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