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Coleus corner (Coleus)

4 Aug 2011

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I really like this variety of Coleus! What variety is it?

I have several Coleus that have been in my front yard for almost 4 years. I'll have to take them out soon before the termites start eating the woody stems.

28 Sep, 2011


Sorry Delonix1, but I don't know the name of them except the second one from the top left (dark pink with yellow green edges); 'Dentele'. Here is the better picture taken last year:

My coleuses have got much much bigger now, which I'll take some photos and upload them later this month.

It's appalling that the termites eat your coleus!! Can't believe!! Never heard of that kind of thing before!!! Do your coleuses self-seed every year??

2 Oct, 2011


Thanks for the info! :>)

Yes, the termites and other buds eat the woody little stems on Coleus. I generally let them stay in the ground for 3 or 4 years, then I take cuttings. I don't let them bloom...I cut all the flower spikes off.

2 Oct, 2011


You can let them stay in the ground for that long!? Wow. I can't believe THAT! What a wonderful place to live, no frost, no snow!

3 Oct, 2011


Yes, they can stay in the ground that long. lol! They don't look their best in the middle of winter, though.

Yes, no frost, snow here. We may possible get two winter mornings with lows of 41ºF/5ºC. (which last a half an hour). The average high/low temps (where I live) in January are: Daytime high: 68ºF/20ºC Morning low: 50ºF/10ºC. Although, we can get temps higher than 90ºF/32ºC. in the middle of winter. I highest temps I remember seeing was: middle February 98ºF/37ºC. back in 2002 and in January of 2005 we had a similar temp.

4 Oct, 2011

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