Coleus

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,739
    I would avoid seeds from China. Plenty of fancy coleus seeds in the UK.
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,013
    How about seeds for these from China!  Bonsai coleus. 😀

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,013
    I do rather fancy these, Nuts n cones is a place I buy from frequently. 
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/c/1187960301?iid=360698595138
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,013
    And this is the Chinese version of the same coleus. Nothing like the real thing. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,875
    That's quite similar to Coleus Chocolate Covered Cherry I grow often
    Here's a real unenhanced pic-


    I've never seen a coleus with any blue in it, except the flowers
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,013
    That’s a lovely one Pete, I’ve never seen one with blue or purple either. I particularly like the leaf formation on the Black Dragon. My mum used to grow lots of them to sell.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 2,181
    I do like the ones with red , first time I planted one this year, and plan to put some in next year too, nice one @Pete.8.🙂
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,875
    Lyn said:
    That’s a lovely one Pete, I’ve never seen one with blue or purple either. I particularly like the leaf formation on the Black Dragon. My mum used to grow lots of them to sell.
    As a kid it was coleus that set me on the road to gardening.
    I could buy a packet of seed for 6d then sell the plants to neighbours for 1 shilling each! - easy pocket money


    I find them quite easy from seed and they do add a splash of colour for the whole season.


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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,013
    My mum the same, Pete, also grew loads of cocks comb, is it celosia ?
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 57,601
    It was also one of the first plants I grew as a child ... taking cuttings and making more plants for friends was like magic 😊 
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