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Coleus "Chocolate Mint"


By David

Coleus "Chocolate Mint" (Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus))

Homegrown from seed.

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I think you've encouraged lots of us to try growing coleus, David! This is beautiful, looks like velvet and it's reminded me I have some choc mint cornettos in the freezer - excuse me a moment while I nip and get one :)

8 Aug, 2010


Hope you enjoyed that, Gee - I found a mint Aero bar in the fridge! ;-D)

8 Aug, 2010


I did, David, I am an ice-cream addict :)

8 Aug, 2010


Hope you didn't pinch this from the fish'n chip shop,David !

8 Aug, 2010


:-D) Gee.

Lol, Shirley! No, don't visit those places too often, nowadays, and haven't noticed any in them in recent years. :-)) Spritzhenry sent us seeds of this one last year, for our "chocolate garden". They were very successful, but didn't keep any, so bought more seed in Spring.

8 Aug, 2010


Well done on the propagation of them. : o )))

8 Aug, 2010


Thank You! I'd have beeen "mortified" if they hadn't grown, as this was the first plant I ever grew from seed at school, aged 7, and had told my children so, lol!

8 Aug, 2010


I looked at some in the garden centre today.... none there as nice as this one though :o)

8 Aug, 2010


Beautiful deep colour.

9 Aug, 2010


Well done David , it's a beautiful luscious colour .. :o))

10 Aug, 2010


Our daughter bought us one this summer, it has flowered so OH can collect seed from this then?

25 Sep, 2010


Yes, he should be able to collect the seeds, Dd. Any non-flowering shoots will readily root in water in about a week or so, too. Cutting back will also promote bushier growth, too.

30 Sep, 2010


Thanks David, we want to keep them going for next years opening.

30 Sep, 2010

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