Sunday, February 08, 2009

My collection of Coleus.


I am not much of a collector of plants since my theory is, if I see a plant I like, I buy it. But, when it comes to coleus, I am always looking for new varieties to add to my collection. There are so many different shapes, sizes, and colors of these plants that it makes it fun to collect them.

My current crop of coleuses came through the cold weather last week with no damage. Coleus grow year around in South Florida but the occasional cold snap is no friend of this beautiful plant and they can suffer damage.

New to my collection this year is this one called “Fishnet Stocking” and very fast becoming my favorite.
Oxblood
Pineapple speckles
Chocolate drop
See more pictures in my other blog, The Viewfinder

8 comments:

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Wow...what a wonderful collection of coleus, the perfect colour feast for a dreary winter day! Thanks, Rusty, for that little respite from my winter woes.

blossom said...

I love those, too! They do have lots of varieties, right. Beautiful.

Jim/ArtofGardening said...

Great collection. I like the names too!

Anonymous said...

The coleus is a real show-off! I love all colourful plants but nothing to beat the coleus. Your “Fishnet Stocking” deserves a hearty applause.
Shailaja,
Goa,India

TheSoBeGardener said...

Wow Beautiful !Que lindo, dingno the una colleccion!
Saludos desde La Playa!

Cheryl said...

They are beautiful Rusty....I am going to grow them in the greenhouse this year. I bought the seeds today....and will start sowing in March......

Susan said...

Who needs flowers with all these colorful leaves dotting the landscape.

Jeanette said...

Gday Rusty, You have a lovely collection of coleus, I had a couple but in winter we get heavy frosts I tryed moving them about but to no avail its just tooooo cold for them here in winter...
At the moment Victoria are in the grip of bush fires...