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January 2013. We were alerted by a reader that the URL is now used by a completely unrelated business located in California. If anyone has a status update on Color Farm Coleus, please contact the Garden Watchdog editors.
In the spring of 2008 I ordered a collection of 20 coleus from Color Farm.
They arrived as soon as the weather had settled. The plants were well rooted, labeled and in great condition. Once planted they continued to flourish.
I was even able to remove their labels from the packages and use them to mark my containers until permanent markers were made. They receive a high rating.
Great shopping experience. This is the best mail order outfit I have dealth with. My order got to me much faster than I expected. All the plants were healthy and looked great. Very good experience. I would rate them A++++!
americandragon Hot Springs Village, AR (Zone 7b) (4 reviews) May 19, 2007
After a Garden Club presentation on Coleus where we were given several mail order / internet companies specializing in Coleus, I sorted through the options (the seemingly endless options!!!!!) and decided to try the Color Farm's "grab bag" starter collection of 10 plants of their choosing.
The plants arrived, and were in great condition. They were well started, about 12 inches high or so, and were all clearly marked with the variety, including one "unknown" marked as such (I guess I get to give that one my own name!). The plants were shipped laying flat, cushioned with newspaper, via priority mail. When you consider that the cost of shipping is included, this was quite a bargain. Now this isn't a mega-corporation with perfectly printed labels etc. In fact, it is more like something you might receive from a good friend if you were trading some plants by mail. Packaged with care, using materials at hand.
What was nice, was that the collection had a nice selection ranging from almost completely green to almost completely red, with some great variations in between. With another firm, the cost of just 5 of the varieties I received including their shipping charges was more than I paid for all 10. I have no problems giving this company high marks and full recommendation.
Pioselli Chester, NY (1 review) September 14, 2003
I have ordered coleus from Color Farm numerous times in the past, including this year. The plants are well-packaged, correctly named, & are well grown. They offer many unusual coleus cultivars, some of which have been hybridized by Color Farm. An added bonus-shipping is included in the purchase price. An ideal outfit with which to do business.
TLynn Matthews, MO (Zone 6b) (2 reviews) May 21, 2003
I just recieved a order from The Color Farm absolutely wonderful. Prices were great, plants were beautiful, packaged very well. Will definately buy from them again!