I remember Coleus from the 1970s, when I first tried growing them. They weren’t anything like the crazy shapes and sizes like there are now. This one is like a flashback to an earlier time, classic green edges, pink and cream center, oval leaves.
From Rosy Dawn. Similar to Smallwood Driveway.
Update from 2015: Original Post from 2014: Super awesome neon magenta colors in this one I developed in my Frankenstein Coleus Lab (not really a lab, just forgot to pluck some flower heads and the bees did their job). This is one of the strangest ones. The leaves are sort of curly, with deep serrated…
This puffball of a cactus (approx 3-4 inches diameter) looks surreal with all the dew after a long rain.
Large Kong-size leaves, but the texture (rather puckery) and stem are very different. The colors are very different from the Mosaic Kong.
Another one from Rosy Dawn. This one reminds me of Sandstone.
Update from 2015: Update from 2014: This one started growing from a seedling last year and I named it just a few days ago. Maybe it’s just a Dipt in Wine that’s a little off, or maybe DiW is a parent. It has a strange warty texture, hence, the name.
Here are the paper cups in trays with rooting for next year.
Bright bold mosaic/variegated foliage.
Circus peanuts. Orange. Weird. Yum.
Update from 2015: It’s grown a lot! Post from 2014: This one is developing as expected. Still Fringy, still salmony colored, albeit a little more orange right now. Looks like parentage might be Under the Sea King Crab, Lemon Twist, Limon Blush.
Usually they have a symmetry of 5, like a star. Don’t know what happened here! The variety is Flying Saucer.
Another nice plant from Rosy Dawn.
Too young to name as they don’t have their personalities yet. Young seedlings grew from seed this year.
A unique one from Rosy Dawn.
This one turned out to be quite impressive! I decided to call it “Cinnamon Twisted” instead of Cinnamon Twist. Original Post from 2014: Tentative name, dependent on more mature leaves. Parentage might be Burning Bush or Tiny Toes, or maybe Mint Mocha.