Monday, August 31, 2009

Ruby Tuesday...

This is coleus. This snap was taken in the greenhouse in early spring. In some parts of the world coleus is an annual. In other parts of the world, I imagine it is a nuisance. This snap shows lots of different varieties. I'm sorry, I don't remember any of their names.

Coleus like heat. Some varieties don't do well in bright sun,
but there are new sun-loving varieties too.
Coleus enjoy moist soil, but can dry out a little between waterings.

Around here we use them as accent plants, or as a border.
They make quite a spectacle in big planters.The plants shown
here are about 3"-4" tall and ready to be planted into a 4" or 6" pot and made ready for the wholesale trade. I like coleus because they will put on a show in your garden, and expect very little in return!


  1. I so love the variegated leaves of the coleus! These look wonderful clumped together!

  2. Beautiful! Coleus is actually one of the verrrrry few things that I have had success in growing -- it must require to be ignored! Unfortunately this year I chose not to plant it... and what I replaced it with did NOT fair well! Oh well...

  3. I have always loved their colorful varigated leaves. I used to grow it as a houseplant for color. Love the different hues in your photos.

  4. Oh, these are pretty. I used to keep Coleus as house plants. I had a lovely bay window that got plenty of light but no direct sun. They loved it there.

  5. Colored plants are always so interesting to me...great pic!

  6. YAY! So glad you'll be joining the HUNT Tilden! Thank you!

  7. We had lots of those along the house in Crystal Falls.

  8. Come to my blog please!


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