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Yubiker
taipei
Taiwan

July 24, 2013
12:52 AM

Post #9610240

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.


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alice_sunn
Stockholm
Sweden

August 3, 2013
1:33 AM

Post #9619971

it's beautiful, I would certainly like to buy some seeds from you if you manage to make some :)
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2013
5:06 AM

Post #9620027

Hi Alice! Miss seeing you around here. Please drop in more often.
Yubiker
taipei
Taiwan

August 4, 2013
6:19 AM

Post #9620892

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.
alice_sunn
Stockholm
Sweden

August 8, 2013
1:40 PM

Post #9625172

Pirl: Thank you, dear coleus friend. OK, I will try to pop in here more often - well, I have to admit that Facebook is taking so much of my time nowadays :)
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 8, 2013
1:46 PM

Post #9625177

Yes, Alice, please do.

Yubiker: when did you first begin growing coleuses?
alice_sunn
Stockholm
Sweden

August 8, 2013
1:49 PM

Post #9625184

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 :)


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Yubiker
taipei
Taiwan

August 8, 2013
5:39 PM

Post #9625379

Dear Pirl:
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.

Dear Alice:
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.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 8, 2013
5:41 PM

Post #9625380

Wow! You've loved them for a long time.
alice_sunn
Stockholm
Sweden

August 9, 2013
3:42 PM

Post #9626119

Starting in 1976!!! I'm so impressed! My first coleus plant (Coleus 'Elinor') I got appr. 1997, and since then my coleus collection has been growing rapidly in numbers, it's such a fun hobby :)

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