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plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

July 27, 2011
4:30 AM

Post #8717941

These coleus came without identification. I thought the one on the left in the back was Inky finges, but it is green and not purple as in photos I have seen. Please help ID them all. I know the one in the back on the right is Kong Rose.

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coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2011
9:33 PM

Post #8720176

No, not Inky Fingers. Inky has irregular leaves with a definite 'thumb' Could be one called Chocolate Drop., more of a spreader than upright grower.

Don't know the others off-hand.
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

July 28, 2011
4:49 AM

Post #8720468

Thanks for your input.
Yes, it does grow outwards. Could it be camoflogue?
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 28, 2011
7:11 AM

Post #8720662

Here is a link for 'chocolate drop'

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/152217/

What do you think?
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

July 28, 2011
9:55 AM

Post #8720947

I don't think so. It has lots of brown.
alice_sunn
Stockholm
Sweden

July 28, 2011
1:29 PM

Post #8721319

Hard to say for sure, since Inky Fingers may vary in shape depending which grower you buy it from :)

There is also one quite similar called "Inky Toes", try to seek it up (Google photos) and compare with the one you have.

Alice :D
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

July 28, 2011
2:11 PM

Post #8721434

Inky Toes is nice, but mine has dark brown. It has to be camouflage.
Any trades for your coleus.
alice_sunn
Stockholm
Sweden

July 29, 2011
1:52 AM

Post #8722437

If it is dark brown with green edges - and with no red color, then I'll go for your suggestion: Inky Fingers. As I said, Inky Fingers may vary in shape and size, depending where they come from (which nursery). And to make it more complicated :)) - if your coleus varies too much from the regular Inky Fingers - there is *always* a possibility of yours being a result of sporting. Coleus are known for doing that quite often :)
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

July 29, 2011
5:46 AM

Post #8722579

Thank you Alice. That is exactly what I have...dark brown with green edges. Inky it is!!!
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

July 30, 2011
7:38 PM

Post #8726368

http://www.rosydawngardens.com/inky-fingers-113.html
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

July 31, 2011
2:08 PM

Post #8727915

Thanks, Cathy
Why can't we get these seeds instead of having to keep plants alive all winter. I hate fighting the bugs.

My picture is BAD. I am taking another one and see if anyone changes their minds.
I was going to do a trade, but the other trader must have the name before she will trade.
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

July 31, 2011
2:19 PM

Post #8727939

I do see the toes at the end of the leaf. Some leaves are more prominent than others.

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plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

July 31, 2011
3:01 PM

Post #8728035

I agree it is "Inky Fingers". Thank you all.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 31, 2011
3:07 PM

Post #8728053

Seeds from hybrid plants will not give you the same results. If they did it could put coleus nursery businesses out of business.
coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 31, 2011
3:29 PM

Post #8728122

Here is a link that discusses the difference between "toes" and "fingers complete with a side by side photo by Dale the Gardener!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1001158/

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plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

July 31, 2011
3:35 PM

Post #8728143

Thanks both of you. I often wondered why some of the same named coleus had nicer color in some photos and not in others.

I definetly must admit, I don't know the difference between (coleus) toes and fingers, but will find out.

That must be why I like "Kiwi Fern", but have not found any yet.

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