These seedlings came from some of my hybrid coleus that went to seed last year. Let me know what you think. I was really surprised how they turned out.
Very Pretty! I like the one you really like best. Its leaf shape and coloring are unique!
sorry, I posted before I saw Post #4892255
That one is to die for!
I love 1, 5, 6,7 Aww Heck i like them all. Great job
These seedlings came from Big Blond X Unknown, I was very surprised at all the color only a few resemble the mama, the other crosses are Dipt in Win X Unknown and Paisley Shawl (not sure if thats the correct coleus name) X Unknown. This year I am going to let more go to seed late in the season so I can grow more seedlings for next year.
some very unusual color combinations--so pretty!!!! I like them all but think I like the first one the best.
Coleus might not grow true to seed but who cares if they produce these gorgeous babies!
The one I like ( Post #4892255) looks like a cross between a Swedish Ivy and Anna and Watermelon. All of my favorites! Just love it!
cathy those seedlings are to die for. please post pics of them growing up this season!
have you been able to keep the darth vader coleus i traded with you alive the past 2 years? i lost mine and i'm sad;)
Thanks everyone! Coleus from hybrids are beautiful!! Joy, I do still have Darth Vader, and I do have some rooted I believe, I'll check in the greenhouse and get back to you.
I would buy everyone of them. Most are superior!! Maybe you can sell them to a coleus grower for big bucks!!
I have so many times how coleus seedlings come out muddy. Well I guess that was wrong information.
DId you cross pollinate or let nature do it? I am for sure going to try this myself now. What fun!!! Congratulations on so many special ones!
Your new selections for 2008 are great.
I'll put this thread in my answer to the Plantfile delima when newbies read the 'Seed' answer for coleus.
I really like http: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=4892275 ,
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=4892267 , & all of the mixed shots //davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=4892272 .
I bet you live a long, long time because it's obvious you are doing something you really love. And your results are beautiful.
Pick out your favorites and name them.
I'll definitely let some favorites go to seed this Fall.
Also folks Cathy's has Hostas for sale in the Classified Ads here at Dave's.
If I lived further north I'd get those too.
Sugar, how does one go about naming a coleus? I'll be looking for people to trial these for me, they are almost big enough to take a cutting from, I've been goosing them with a little fertilizer and messenger. I almost didn't grow them because of all the negative things I've heard about hybrid coleus seedlings being muddy, not so. The only problem you guys are going to have a problem with is PINCHING off those blooms, LOL.
WOW! Those are gorgeous! You've got some real beauties there!
I'm not sure what this means:
I'll be looking for people to trial these for me, they are almost big enough to take a cutting from
But if you're looking for some place to send cuttings, I'm raising my hand to be a volunteer. Just let me know what you want me to do. I'll be happy to document with photos, etc. Try sun and less sun. Whatever...
First study any that are close to your results. If the seedling is true to one of it's parents then count those out.
Second, once you have determined that yours is unique then name it.
I'm fairly sure that there's no registry for coleus and as far as patients for coleus go, maybe you ought to research that.
I'd just be careful as to wheather the mamas and poppas aren't patiented either.
I was honored when Chris Baker let me name one last year.
I learned the hard way not to use Messenger on coleus. It brings them into bloom so fast. And vigorous bloom! Though at the end of the season I guess I will be spraying them with it. LOL
I too am leery of messenger on my babies. I usually do let them have a dab, but it and SnG both can make my babies too big.
Plus it makes any little weed just HUGE!!!!
They love their FE though.
I have an idea,,OHH
Cathy, you could start a name that Coleus thread then you could have lots of choices to choose from...
Yes, those bee hives are so neat. I keep reading how the bees are dying in droves. I hope yours thrive. Looks like you got tons of them. How many? Will you collect the honey? It never occurred to me you could just go buy a bunch a bees. I have heard where people rent their bees to orchards. I guess they bring the bee hive too so they they get them back.
Cathy, that's amazing! Why weren't we told the truth about coleus from seeds??? I love the second one. You go girl!
Oh my Cathy, you really have some beauties!
If I were you, I'd dmail Chris (goodolebake) and I'm sure he'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. He's such a good guy...
And I have to agree with Pheadra, when you decide what you want to name, if you have problems with names you should post them here to be named.
Give those babies a few doses of FE to get their real color (even though they look fabulous now) going! I'm excited for you!!!!
Cathy congratulations on all of your babies! They sure are beautiful! It must have been exciting seeing all of them unfolding their new and beautiful leaves! Keep us informed on everything goes with naming them! :)
my vote for #1- Tie-dye... it reminds me of a tie-dye shirt.
cbrandenburg- WOW! What beautiful coleus babies!
I adore them all, but this one is my favorite:
I'll happily be a volunteer grower-outer too!
How exciting! Congrats to you Cbrandenburg! I am a newbie to coleus, but would be more than happy to grow for you too!! My favortie is Post #4892255 That one to me is just too yummy!