Coleus Internet Sources....

Yukon, OK(Zone 7b)

I thought it would be a good idea to post some companies that we've had great luck with as many people happen in here asking for internet companies. We have all had rather bad luck with a few companies, and I think it best if we keep this on a positive note. We can post on GardenWatchdog our good and bad feelings towards a company.




Here is a good tool to help id a coleus or just to dream of special coleus'.

http://www.coleusfinder.org/

Here are companies that I've had great luck with. I do plan to shop with them in the coming years. They are not in any particular order at all.

http://www.lazyssfarm.com/

http://www.mysticsplanthaven.com/home.html

http://www.mischelsgreenhouses.com/

http://www.rosydawngardens.com/

http://www.singingspringsnursery.com/page2.html



These are companies that I've heard great reviews about and plan to shop with them next year.

http://www.floridasunfarms.com/home/

http://ncfarmsinc.com/store/index.php


This looks to be a great company.....unfortunately they don't have internet ordering! Hmmm....maybe that will change one day! ????

http://bakersacresgreenhouse.com/annuals_small_page1.htm









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groveland, FL(Zone 9b)

brinda...i believe you named them all!!

just wanted to mention and many may already know, i can't say enough good about singing springs. they are the cultivator's of many of the new coleus we see in this county. while their prices may just be a bit higher, it is far worth the extra 2.00 a plant to a "true" cultivar of the coleus. i sometimes wonder why they don't go after all the others that propagate their plants, which incidentally happens to be everyone on that list!

and of course, floridasun farms any one needing large volume will receive giant perfect plants although limited cultivars it's the ONLY place to go for excellent prices and plants! (one of their plants equaled 3 times in size anyone that is listed on brinda's list). i know i was the first to try them and i will be placing ALL of my large orders for next year with them!

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Midway, TX(Zone 8b)

Brinda thanks for posting those online nurseries. That will be a big help for me when I get ready to order.
Lin

Yukon, OK(Zone 7b)

You're most welcome Lin...I hope you have great luck!

Chicago, IL(Zone 5b)

Brinda. Great job......again!!!!

See if Terry will put this as a sticky on top too.

Hap

groveland, FL(Zone 9b)

brinda,

i just wanted to thank you again for this thread. i can't tell you how many time's i referred back to it for easy "look up" purposes. although i have all those sites saved...this has made my life easier!! i wish it was kept on the top as hap suggested!!!

so thanks again for your time and efforts...they are much appreciated fine lady!

Yukon, OK(Zone 7b)

Oh you're most welcome tobee!

I was thinking of this thread the other day. I think that I will dmail Mystic http://mystic.scifstore.com/module/store/ and ask her if she will let me know what coleus she'll be offering for next year. That way I will know how to order. I was extremely pleased with her site and the plants too. They were small but very healthy and sooooo cheap! Maybe she can give me a list of what she's going to have available, surely she will know by Feb or March.

Midway, TX(Zone 8b)

Brinda I was very pleased with the plants I got from Mystic too. And all of the plants are thriving! I would love to know what she will be offering for next year. I will certainly order from her again.

Yukon, OK(Zone 7b)

Bump!

I edited my first post here to put Mystic's new website and thought I'd bump this up for anyone interested.

Taft, TX(Zone 9a)

thanks, Brinda!!! I always love to hear 'word of mouth' on these sites....

Yukon, OK(Zone 7b)

Hi Gail, unfortunately SingingSprings and LazySs no longer has coleus. What a shame too....I truely loved LazySs.

Yukon, OK(Zone 7b)

Bump

Chicago, IL(Zone 5b)

Grind

Yukon, OK(Zone 7b)

LOL

Taft, TX(Zone 9a)

I just ordered from www.firmlyplanted.net
They have a great selection

Fort Mill, SC(Zone 7b)

Let's try an impatiens thread!! I know that there are many diff. colors andl ooks for impatiens in the last few years...does anyone know as good sources as the one you gave for coleus?

Yukon, OK(Zone 7b)

blu, I can't help you as I grow very few impatiens. I just don't have enough shade. You should ask that question in the Annuals Forum. There are many there that could probably answer you. http://davesgarden.com/forums/f/annuals/all/

Portland, TX(Zone 9a)

I sent my order in to Rosy Dawn on Monday I think it was; ship date is supposed to be April 2--can't wait!!! I've never mail ordered coleus before. How do coleus usually fare????

Taft, TX(Zone 9a)

coleus is so easy to propagate, Patty, I wouldn't think there would be any problem....

Jasper Co., MO(Zone 6b)

It really neat coleus link on Rosy Dawn Garden is best colors leafs.

I'm new this thread...

I brought coleus 2 'Kong' series.

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Jasper Co., MO(Zone 6b)

Here's another one is coleus hanging.

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Southwestern, OH(Zone 6b)

My Rosy Dawn plants came last week, they looked fabulous and were bigger than I was expecting. ;)

Yukon, OK(Zone 7b)

Well? Are you going to tell us what you ordered? LOL

Portland, TX(Zone 9a)

Oh thanks for the update Melissa. I should be getting mine this week; they ship out tomorrow. You are the second person who has commented on the nice size of their plants. About how long did it take for you to receive them after they were shipped? You probably had the first shipment to go out--March 26th ship date right?

Southwestern, OH(Zone 6b)

duh! I got
Sorcerer
Screaming Raspberry
Schizophrenia
Saturns Rings
New Hurricane
Flirtin Skirts (LOVIN this one)
Drama Queen
Blackberry Waffles

Southwestern, OH(Zone 6b)

Yes, I had a March 26 ship date. We were having super weather, and had to email and ask for an early ship date, they said fine as long as I didn't complain they were dead when they got here! LOL
I got them the day after they shipped, but, that is normal for me for anything from Michigan or Wisconsin.

Let me go take a picture after they've been in their pots one week.

Southwestern, OH(Zone 6b)

Here they are

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Portland, TX(Zone 9a)

hey those are impressive; thanks for posting the picture--I CAN'T WAIT FOR MINE TO GET HERE!!!!!! Were yours wilted at all when you first opened your package? I don't figure they would be if it only took one day--lucky you--you are much closer to MI than I am. I am hoping mine will do okay on the longer trip. I've kinda worried about mail ordering coleus for that reason, but I figured I'd never know until I tried so we shall see. I'm keeping my fingers crossed

Southwestern, OH(Zone 6b)

NO, they weren't wilted at all, just cramped from being in those tubes. LOL They put a plastic baggie around the rootball, and then roll the plant in corrugated cardboard. You can easily pull the plant out from the bottom.

Mount Laurel, NJ

I'm surprized I didn't see any mention of COLOR FARM here. Nursery owner Vern Ogren published his first catalog of heirloom coleus in 1985. He doesn't have as many pictures on his web site as I would like to see, but he has some and you can order online. He has cultivated many fine varities.

http://www.colorfarm.com/

I have ordered from them and have been very pleased. I also picked up the phone one day and called him and had a nice chat about coleus. It surprized me that he answered and was willing to talk. He must be very busy.

Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

How neat is that?
Thanks!
Sidney

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