Coleus

purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 2,118
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.🙂
«13

Posts

  • AstroAstro Posts: 101
    I thought they were bogus myself but be cool if they are legit. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,674
    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







  • Snap Dove :D  Coleus are one of the most colourful foliage plants but I think that pic is a tads enhanced.
    As to whether they are house or outside summer plants - they are both - they just don't like the frost.
    Amazingly easy to propagate tho.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,745
    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: 2,118
    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: 101
    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: 56,674
    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: 22,347
    given the purple tones of the wooden bench, I'd say fake.
    Devon.
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 2,118
    👌👍
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,039
    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.
Sign In or Register to comment.