[gardeners] Re: coleus

penny x stamm (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 1 Dec 1999 02:11:28 -0500

Coleus ---

Carl, I have one which is called "Inky Fingers" and is handsome..
Each leaf looks like a flat glove or catcher's mitt, and each finger is 
dark blue with lime green trim.  I have another which develops huge 
leaves and brilliant coloration at a young age, and grows to be a 
thick bush about 3 ft high, if you let it. 

Coleus has 3 good reasons for being included in a garden.
#1:  It's non-demanding.
#2:  It loves shade or sun.
#3:  When planted as a seedling in amongst whatever you are trying
to feature, it eventually grows up in between the branches of the other
plants, and makes the whole effect lush. I looked around last summer
and said hey, what's going on here...??? I'll have to try this again..!  

Please let us know if you eventually find some ruffled ones -- and I'll
around. Do you live in New York State?

I like the mirrored idea...

Penny, NY

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