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Coleus: Take heed: coleus plants are sensitive to cold.

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Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 23, 2012
8:39 PM

Post #9284480

Now that it is fall, our nights are beginning to get pretty cool. I lost a number of plants this past spring when the temperatures dipped at night. Nowhere near freezing, it was probably in the low 40s. I lost a number of plants that had been lovingly tended during the winter. So did the garden centers.

I'm sure the neighbors got a chuckle watching me bring coleus indoors tonight. Some are just sitting on the front porch in a protected area.

I will have to be sending cuttings soon.



Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2012
2:36 AM

Post #9289599

40's are not good for the plants. Some struggle and make it but others show damage right away with leaves dropping off.
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

October 4, 2012
6:30 PM

Post #9296162

We are lucky. Here in this part of FL we can keep them in a greenhouse & only have to supply heat a few nights during the 'winter'.

Long ago>

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Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2012
1:44 AM

Post #9296365

Beautiful Dale

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