It’s Sparkly. Very Sparkly. Sparkly. Like a Holiday.
Almost black outer with a hot pink/magenta inner.
Because it’s sort of average with typical marks for a coleus, we don’t expect much from it, I guess.
Similar to Circus Sideshow, but different enough to call them two different plants.
The name describes the colors, sort of. Admittedly when I named it last fall, the colors were deeper. This summer they became brighter.
There’s nothing particularly weird about this Coleus, except we needed a name for it, and then we found the weird leaf.
It’s fluorescent brown! Looks like it might have parentage of any of the following: Some random Kong, Kingswood Torch, Festive Dance…who knows? Sure wish I had more than one picture.
Sorry I only have one picture of this because the colors were awesome!
Too much magenta!
If you use your imagination, you can see lizard-like shapes in the bright magenta.
Update from 2015: This variety sure sports a lot, as I’ve noticed lots of variegated/mosaic types do. Reminds me of Fingerpaint, but a warmer color or “autumn” version of it. One thing I’ve observed about the sporting mosaic (Fingerpaint, Twist and Twirl, etc.) is that they will sport to a solid, but I haven’t noticed…
Unfortunately we only have one photo of this one, but it is pretty spectacular. It really does have an iridescent quality…orange to brown to magenta to purple. Fringy leaves resemble moose antlers.