I got this as a little sprig this spring with no ID. It has flourished in a bed that gets wonderful morning sun and some filtered afternoon sun as well. Lots of luxuriant growth, velvety leaves, lots of lavendar spikey blooms. Anyone have any idea what cultivar it is?
P.S.--the leaves look shiny in these photos because they were wet in the morning dew. They normally look velvety rather than shiny.
They are sending up flower spikes as a result of the sun and warm conditions, but do not let them flower. Just pick off the spike at the base as early as you see it. If you permit it to bloom, the plant will get old looking. Some people let them flower for the seeds, but since as you know they are easy to root, there is not much point in collecting seeds. Pinching encourages new growth and bushiness which makes them fuller.
I expect you'll get a positive ID from a reader/grower who will be happy to share.
I had similar one before(see the right part of the attached photo). Plants like this could be sports from others, such as Careless love, or other Rainbows Series. I presume that it has not been registered by our market because many sports from different cultivars can make very similar plants.
The similar plant in my photo, as I remember, comes from the seeds produced by Careless Love, which is known as a sport breeder. Among the sports, Antique (also known as Cram berry Salad) is most popular to coleus lovers.