Three Goofy Coleus

Ann’s Hybrids Part 4: Three Goofy Ones

I have about three different seedlings in this pot, all in the orange spectrum. Looking at the picture with the solitary pot inside the black round tray, start out with the top/top left one, “Ann’s Fringy Salmon.” It’s an orange deeply lobed type sort of like Under The Sea’s Hermit Crab or King Crab. But…

Ann’s Hybrids Part 2: Ann’s Chocolate Vampire

The bright fluorescent lighting in the room tends to wash out the richness of color in some of these photos. This hybrid has a very dark maroon center, almost black, with a lighter maroon/washed out burgundy outer margin. I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s sort of like Religious Radish, but that one’s outer area…

Ann’s Hybrids Part 1: Ann’s Bright Coral Mosaic

This one I’m tentatively naming “Ann’s Bright Coral Mosaic.” There are several seedlings in the pot, and the one I’m referring to is in the upper right. There have been several variegated or “Mosaic” Coleus in circulation, namely Kong Mosaic and Fairway Mosaic, as well as other variegated varieties like Finger Paint and Splish Splash.…

December Update

It’s been about three months since I gave my plants haircuts and brought them indoors for the long Wisconsin winter. I have seen my plants go from big, healthy mini-bushes to sticks and stumps. The soil has gone from overly-saturated (it rained a lot before I brought them inside) to winter-dry. I’ve seen the main…