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coleus

I Decide Who Dies

Stan installed shelving upstairs and is going to buy some fluorescent lighting so that we can overwinter our coleus. I’ll put the babies (cuttings I took) nearest the light, followed by the adult plants that don’t seem to be making it in the cutting stage, followed by ones I like the best, on down the line to the ones that I appear to have duplicates of, which can perish.
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Multi-colored Coleus, Summer 2011

Coleus by ann-s-thesia
Coleus, a photo by ann-s-thesia on Flickr.

This is similar to my other “Kong” coleus, but a little more pastel and and more white, actually creating more variety in the color…green, brown, magenta, pink, white. Continue reading

Very Uniform Multi-colored Coleus, Summer 2011

Coleus by ann-s-thesia
Coleus, a photo by ann-s-thesia on Flickr.

This cactus is amazingly uniform in leaf pattern considering all the colors involved. Most coleus tend to have more sporting and variation with the leaves. It almost doesn’t look like a coleus because of the uniformity, but it is. It is for this reason that this really isn’t my favorite of my lot this year…don’t hate me for that, ok? I still love it; the colors are beautiful.

Stem and petioles are magenta, leaf is yellow with green and a magenta wash in the center.

Black and Blue Coleus, Summer 2011

Coleus by ann-s-thesia
Coleus, a photo by ann-s-thesia on Flickr.

Had a hard time with this one…overexposed. The actual color is so weird…it’s like the darkest purple blue, coating a base green, so it actually looks blackish in daylight.

Closeup inside might show a little better color accuracy. Continue reading

Ruffly Red Coleus, Summer 2011

Coleus by ann-s-thesia
Coleus, a photo by ann-s-thesia on Flickr.

Scumbled russet red and magenta over green. Continue reading

Every Color Except Blue Coleus, Summer 2011

Coleus by ann-s-thesia
Coleus, a photo by ann-s-thesia on Flickr.

I think every color of the rainbow is included in this unique scallop edged coleus…red, orange, yellow, green, purple…amazing! Continue reading

Reddish Black Coleus, Summer 2011

Coleus by ann-s-thesia
Coleus, a photo by ann-s-thesia on Flickr.

Again, I had a little overexposure problem. This time the closeup (inside) is less accurate with the color and this overview shows it a little better. This one is similar to the black and blue one, except it’s more red. I almost thought I got duplicate plants when I brought one of them home, but I’m sure they’re different cultivars. Continue reading

Black and Green Speckled Coleus, Summer 2011

Coleus by ann-s-thesia
Coleus, a photo by ann-s-thesia on Flickr.

Nice narrow scalloped green and yellow leaves splotched with “black” (dark purple brown). Take note of the awesome “black” sport in the lower part of the screen. That is on the same plant as the rest! Continue reading

Orange Coleus, Summer 2011

Coleus by ann-s-thesia
Coleus, a photo by ann-s-thesia on Flickr.

Solid reddish pinkish bronzey orange leaf tipped with yellow-green. Continue reading

Ruby Colors Coleus, Summer 2011

Coleus by ann-s-thesia
Coleus, a photo by ann-s-thesia on Flickr.

This one was buried behind a bunch of others, so I just got a closeup, that’s all.

Small Bronzey Random Coleus, Summer 2011

Coleus by ann-s-thesia
Coleus, a photo by ann-s-thesia on Flickr.

This one is only small because it started out small, from a bedding pack. It’s just getting going and will probably get much bigger by the end of the season. I love the colors on these leaves…anything from green to creamy yellow to orange to pink to brown to red. Fun stuff. Continue reading

Multicolored Kong Coleus with Floppy Leaves, Summer 2011

Coleus by ann-s-thesia
Coleus, a photo by ann-s-thesia on Flickr.

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This was one we got late in the season. Splotchy multi-colored Kong..just enormous. Some really nice WHITE, not just cream.

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Orange and Yellow Coleus, Summer 2011

Coleus by ann-s-thesia
Coleus, a photo by ann-s-thesia on Flickr.

Yellow leaves have a random paint application of orange in a sort of uniform way. Continue reading

Small Lemon Spotted Coleus, Summer 2011

Coleus by ann-s-thesia
Coleus, a photo by ann-s-thesia on Flickr.

This is a small plant, probably from a bedding mix. It has white/yellow leaves, scumbled with light green, and randomly tipped with red. Painterly. Continue reading

Big Magenta and Green Coleus, Summer 2011

Coleus by ann-s-thesia
Coleus, a photo by ann-s-thesia on Flickr.

This was one we got late in the season. Large Kong with magenta and green leaves. Magenta acts as a glaze; where it overlaps the green it looks black.

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