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micheflowers
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 8, 2011
7:37 AM

Post #8547474

Need help identifying this coleus. I saw it growing last year in Elkins, WV. It was stunning in a solid bed but have searched photos on Google and cannot find it! Thanks!

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micheflowers
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 8, 2011
7:39 AM

Post #8547478

Just noticed there is a dark coleus in the background. I am looking to ID the green one with the purple stems in the foreground!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2011
7:53 AM

Post #8547500

The photo wouldn't load completely for me but I think it must be Lemon Sunsation.

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micheflowers
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 8, 2011
8:04 AM

Post #8547512

I looked at Lemon Sunsation but I don't think that's it. The leaf is wider and lobed differently. Am posting a closeup of the foliage.

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

May 8, 2011
8:47 AM

Post #8547578

Let's hope someone will show up who can identify it for you. It is lovely.
micheflowers
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 8, 2011
9:06 AM

Post #8547612

It sure is. Rosy Dawn's site won't load properly for me. Looking at Gebhart Greenhouses but it's slow going with 425 slow loading photos. This plant was absolutely stunning..fairly tall growing in full sun. Very vibrant and strong!
WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

May 8, 2011
10:08 PM

Post #8548979

I am not sure it is a coleus but I would buy it in a minute. Love that red stem. Put it on Plant and Tree identification.

My Rosey Dawns are in the ground since Saturday. They are probably really confused. Wind, heat, wind, cold, wind and more wind. But after Japan and the Southern tornadoes and flooding, I will NEVER EVER complain about any weather ever again.

Happy Mother's Day later but still sent with love. Sharon.
micheflowers
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 9, 2011
5:47 AM

Post #8549241

Thanks so much Sharon. I was wondering if it was actually a coleus myself but the bloom sure looks like one. Good idea to post on the plant id board. Will do!
micheflowers
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 9, 2011
7:36 PM

Post #8551189

Close up of the leaves. Maybe this will help!

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slsharris
Norristown, PA

May 10, 2011
5:50 AM

Post #8551739

The closest that I can come to is "Black Knight." Here is a link to Glasshouseworks who sells this cultivar:

http://glasshouseworks.com/trop-c2.html

Look down int he "Bs" to find this.

BTW, I've ordered from these folks twice and been served very well. Good prices and service, friendly people, and they mail in the summer!

Sharon
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 10, 2011
3:21 PM

Post #8552941

Here is a great link; http://www.coleusfinder.org/pictures.php?lang=en
Go there and click on pictures and scroll thru.
I had this coleus a few years back and for the life of me can't remember the name.
Last year there was a lady who was collecting these round leaf with 'pinking shear' edges.
If she comes by she will know.
If Brinda was here or Alice they would possibly know too.
Sidney
micheflowers
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 10, 2011
6:42 PM

Post #8553506

This may be a Black Knight. Seems the closest that's for sure. I found a photo of it with the sun shining on it and it did look the same. May order one but going to keep this thread open for a while in case someone else has a different opinion!
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 11, 2011
6:24 AM

Post #8554266

Maybe Goodolebake will come by. I think it's Black Night also. It's the 4th down on this page; http://www.coleusfinder.org/pictures.php?table_next_page=3

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 30, 2011
2:01 AM

Post #8595999

Hi everyone.Hoooray ,looks like thats it.

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