"But be forewarned, no one can own just one." LOL, spoken like a true coleus addict! I never knew the history of them--thanks for informing us. Love the pictures, too. Thanks for sharing those, too. Cute kitty!
My mother likes hers tall, and she likes for them to bloom. The other day I saw a hummingbird sipping from those tiny flowers! Mine were all eaten by the bunnies...grrrr. I must be more diligent with the repellents next year.
Thanks for a wonderful article! I've got a couple of trailing coleus that I love... they taught me that there's more to coleus than "Rainbow Mix" for shade. Your article made me realize just how much variety exists in these plants, and how much history is behind them!
KY---Thanks. I had planned on letting my coleus flower later in the season, I'll have to check for hummingbirds then, if they are still around. Also letting them grow tall provides great specimens for topiary training. I try everything with mine, cause like you said, I'm truly addicted! ( does admitting it help? :-))
That thread was started by sugarweed, she's a real coleus expert! As a matter of fact there are lots of very knowledgable folks on the Coleus forum, you should check it out. I'm just a newbie addict :-))