Post a photo of your best Coleus for 2008

Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

I really enjoyed how well Felix grew.

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Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

Flamingo loves the summer heat and humidity

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Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

Not a loud color, but, still a classy addition Freckles

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Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

Inky Fingers, what a weed

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Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

Too many to name.

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FLOYD, VA(Zone 6a)

Needless to say, I love them all Dale. I think though I am growing very attached to Watermelon as the season draws to a close here. It is really yummy. :0)

Juanita

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Newport News, VA(Zone 11)

Watermelon is my favorite! Lovely Juanita. Must get some pics and get back here.
Dale Freckles is beautiful. What a surprise. I wouldnt have picked that one but yours is gorgeous!

Granville, OH(Zone 6a)

Here are a few of my coleus topiaries in progress.
From left to right, they're Tell-Tale Heart, Freckles, some shorter Dappled Apple, Alabama Sunset and The Line in one row, and then a mix of things behind that. I really like Alabama Sunset -- the color combination is just beautiful.
Ann

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Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

I tried growing topiary coleus....once.

I don't possess the patience.

Pele>

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FLOYD, VA(Zone 6a)

Me neither Dale. I could never make the topiary thing work.

Juanita

Denville, NJ(Zone 6b)

trailing strawberry.... it got so huge this year

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Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

Trailing coleus turn into monsters here too. Tomorrow I will take some photos over at a local nursery of the trailers.

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Newport News, VA(Zone 11)

OOH YES YES ! TRAILERS! My favorite.

Yukon, OK(Zone 7b)

Oh Dale, I can't pick just one! LOL I would fill this up with pics if I started posting my favs! This has been a great year for coleus here!

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Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

Brinda, next time I will not use the singular 'coleus'. I will use the plural coleus'. I am sorry I can't edit the subject of the thread.

3 trailing coleus, the only positive ID I have is the one that is upper middle of the photo, it is Wedding Train, the one to the left from Baker's, the one to the right was an un-named plant (a sport if I remember correctly??)

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Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

Swiss Sunshine is the bright plant to the left, in the upper right is the sport it produced last year. The sport is stable, but, not quite as bright as the parent. Both these plants need more sun than there are getting. All coleus need some direct sun, in my experience anyway.

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Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

Lost tag, no reward....

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Taylor Creek, FL(Zone 10a)

Pink Fishnet stockings?
;)

Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

Sport on Lava Rose>

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Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

Sport on Tiny Toes, not really an improvement. Time may change my mind.

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Taylor Creek, FL(Zone 10a)

I think you spilled bleach on it!
;)

Yukon, OK(Zone 7b)

LOL

Fayette, MO(Zone 6a)

I like tiny toes and the one he spilled bleach on..

Wauchula, FL(Zone 9b)

Here is my 'layered' coleous pot.

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Wauchula, FL(Zone 9b)

My coleous bed

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Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

Rene,

I like the layered coleus pot, will have to try that next summer.

These plants are 5 months old, Jada Joy(?) and I were talking about how some growers use growth retardant chemicals to keep their plugs from growing (or more correctly over growing) out of their containers. I think these three are examples. They should be alot bigger after 5 months....

Top left, Eclipse, then clockwise, Stu Junior, bottom is Big Chief>

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Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

New one for me this year, Bonfire, not the best red, but a very nice pattern & overall look to the plant.

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Denville, NJ(Zone 6b)

Rene your layered pot looks great but it's screaming for some of my trailers....

I like that bonfire Dale

Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

I took 21 photos this afternoon, some for ID and some because I can....

This one lost it's tag, dang, it is very nice...

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Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

I wonder if this is White Fingers, another with no ID.

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North West, OH(Zone 5b)

Stu Jr. eh? Surprises aren't always what they're cracked up to be. LOL

I think you're right on the White Fingers, but mine is much smaller so it's hard to say for sure.

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Wauchula, FL(Zone 9b)

Dale, that one with a lost tag is a beauty! i can't seem to keep tags on all of mine. Oh well i love them anyway! Lorine

Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

I usually find green coleus to be little more than filler plants, this one has some character

Lemon Lime from Rosy Dawn>

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Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

Beckwith's Gem, the classic coleus>

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Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

A healthy Chelsea Rose that needs to be pinched.....

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Wauchula, FL(Zone 9b)

One wish it has some India Frills on the other side also Green Olive & one that has a red center. You can't see them all they go all the way around. I keep turning the pot. Lorine

Mulberry, FL

Dale have a question for you at Lowes they had coleus there with the stalk as big as your thumb. There was a peice on the floor that had been broke off I threw it in the cart. Put it in a pot and it is growing never have seen one with such thick stalk have you?

Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

Dana, Sounds like a Kong series.

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Denville, NJ(Zone 6b)

I have seen some like that too... two I have are not kongs... but the stalks are huge.. I decided to buy the clearance plants and attempt topiary with them... I will have to get the names tomorrow my grow lights are off already... but I think it's just a general name on both

one is green on light green and the other red on green

Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

We need to see a photo when you get them.

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