“Rosebud” was the sleigh from “Citizen Kane.” It is something from your past that you long for, but is long lost. This is my Rosebud Coleus. I have never been able to find anything close. The variegated Coleus on the market have such even splotching or “mosaic-ing.’ Rosebud was unique. The way the colors are broken up looks like an artist designed it, some small splotching, some large splotching, making for more interesting and less predictable compositions.
Rosebud’s colors are unique too. So many on the market now are your standard red-green-white variations. Not Rosebud. It had pinkish mauve, cream, yellow, yellow-ochre, brown, burgundy, and olive green. It was a beautiful color palette.
I have not found anything close to Rosebud since I lost it over half a decade ago (the picture is from 2005). It does look like it could be hybridized with Orange King and Coco Loco. But not being a horticulturalist, I wouldn’t know how to attempt to do it.
Update: After doing some research, I suspect the name of my Rosebud is actually called “Camouflage.” And I can’t find it sold anywhere.