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purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,243
Just seen this on FB , is it a real colour or photoshopped.  Also if real is it house plant or outside summer plant?
love the colour. I had red ones this year, a lovely pop of colour in the beds.🙂
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  • AstroAstro Posts: 357
    I thought they were bogus myself but be cool if they are legit. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,480
    I think those colours have been ‘enhanced’ ... there are coleus with string blue/purple markings but not, to the best of my knowledge, quite that ‘vibrant’.
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,935
    The seeds for these will be advertised  from some fake company in China. 
    They are colourful but not like that.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,243
    I was suspicious as this year there was the two tone green, yellow/green,  and what I had green/red . They do make lovely foliage plants. 
  • AstroAstro Posts: 357
    Yeah I think they are really nice plants, they are the first plant I purchased from a school jumble sale in the 80s as a kid.  Slugs snails enjoy them too unfortunately 😏
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,480
    I think those colours have been ‘enhanced’ ... there are coleus with string blue/purple markings but not, to the best of my knowledge, quite that ‘vibrant’.
    “... string...” 🤯
    flippin’ autocorrect ..... should be ‘striking’ 🙄 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,664
    given the purple tones of the wooden bench, I'd say fake.
    Devon.
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,243
    👌👍
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    I agree with @Hostafan1 so have tried to reset the colour balance and have 'unenhanced' the photo ;)  I expect it would look more like this:
    but still a good streak of purple.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,872
    I would avoid seeds from China. Plenty of fancy coleus seeds in the UK.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
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