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This plant was bred from tender seedlings of Native Spirit(see http://www.rosydawngardens.com/native-spirit-409.html) .
Because a new added central white part on the foliage is satured by the deep red freckles, this plant becomes more colorful than its parents. I have checked up similar cultivars in Ray Rogerís book(Page204), and found that it could be City Lights.
As I know, Native Spirit (introduced by A Vern Ogren)usually breeds new sports. And this is the second time I meet the sport. Now I am trying to preserve it by seeds.
Thank you very much, Alice, I got this plant from Native Spirit, which is a very unstable cultivar like Saturn or Careless Love. Therefore I doubt whether I can get plants with uniform foliage from their seeds.
I will sow these seeds immediately after they bloom in the late summer. Will you try the same way? If so, I can gather their seeds and send them to you. While considering the problem of overwintering in your place, I think sending young plants will be a good alternative to you.
Yubiker: OK, thank you very much! If you have fully grown plants, maybe sending me cuttings (before September) will be best? In return, I may send you some European coleus cuttings, I have many big coleus plants in my garden now :)
My first growing plants of Coleus (Rainbow Series)was started in 1976. Because it is difficult for us to import cutting-grown plants from the nurseries overseas, I spent a lot of time on breeding plants from seeds.
If it is possible that the delivery service by FedEx from Taiwan to your place can be finished within 5days, I can offer the cuttings to you. I did this for my friends living in U.S.A. by sending some aquarium plants before, maybe it can work on coleus cuttings,too.