Ann's Hybrid "Real Horrorshow"

Ann’s Hybrid: Real Horrorshow

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…

Duke of Swirl

This one from Rosy Dawn is probably closest to my “Rosebud.” We kept it in a shady part this summer. Next year we’ll try it with more sun and maybe it will get more colorful.

Giant Exhibition Marble?

Unlabelled, possibly from Giant Exhibition Mix (Marble?)

I got both of these at Wodill Greenhouse in Beaver Dam. They didn’t come with labels, but they look like they’re from the Giant Exhibition seed mix. Researching it on the web, one of varieties in the mix is called Marble, and it looks like the multicolored one in the picture. The other one is…

And The Winner Is…

There were so many awesome Coleus this year, but the most drop-dead gorgeous show-stopping one of them all is most certainly this Kong. It started out as a slightly unique Kong I found at Koepke’s, and labelled a “Mosaic Kong.” It didn’t look like the typical Mosaic Kongs, the ones with splotchy whites and red/roses.…

Baby Kongs

Last summer we discovered that a Mosaic Kong at some point had flowered and gone to seed in its pot. The mother plant had died, but had left us with a million Baby Kongs. We planted them and tried to overwinter them, but I must admit I was bad and didn’t take care of them…

Kong Mosaic (Blushed Cream White)

I had a white Kong last year, but I don’t think it made it. I found this one at Koepke’s, not white, but close. Label says Mosaic, but it’s more like white with a blush, especially in the veins. Last year’s white was also labeled Mosaic.