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Giant Coleus (Coleus Kong Series 'Giant Rose')

Just bought this today. Have you ever seen such a HUGE Coleus?! Stuck my hand in the picture to give it some scale - the big leaves are bigger than my hand-span. I'm hoping to be able to propagate it and keep it going over the winter. The man that sold it to me said it required a long growing season. He told me the variety, but I can't remember it now - think it was something like 'Goring' (Sure it began with a G). Any ideas anyone?



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Love the Colour Sarah :D

25 Aug, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

Great isn't it Jac - it only cost me £1.50 - bargain!

25 Aug, 2008

 

Nice plant Sarah and what a bargain

25 Aug, 2008

 

wow , its some size, great bargain you got Sarah

25 Aug, 2008

 

Aye got to hand it to you Sid.Lovely shot.Personally prefer Sid like a bit of mystery.

25 Aug, 2008

 

They are amazing ,aren't they ?! Looks like one of the giant leaf varieties called 'Kong'.

26 Aug, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

Thanks F1 - I did look on the web to see if I could ID it. Didn't see any that looked like this one, but I did see the Kong Series plants. Maybe it's a new one?

26 Aug, 2008

 

Have you had it flower yet??????????????????

27 Aug, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

It's got a flower bud in the centre. One of the others at the stall had already opened and it was a very pretty pale blue. :-)

27 Aug, 2008

 

WOW! How magnificent Sarah! What a bargain! That was more like a steal!! What a prize to be proud of!

27 Aug, 2008

 

Over here in the States it is labeled kong coleus 'giant rose', from the Kong series plants. There is also a Kong 'giant red', this one doesn't have the fuschia pink in the center of each leaf. Hope this helps.

27 Aug, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

Oh thanks for that F1! Most helpful. I will now be able to lable it! I took 2 cuttings from it when i got home yesterday, so fingers crossed :-)

28 Aug, 2008

 

Nice one, Sid.
but I'll make the same remark to you,
as I did for one of Peter's pictures the other day....

For a keen gardener, you have AMAZINGLY clean finger nails. LOL

31 Aug, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

Ha ha ha - not today tho! Will have to give them a good scrub as got work tomorrow! No really, I do find it so very difficult to keep clean ;-)

31 Aug, 2008

 

That look spectacular!

21 Mar, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

It was, Ualda! The parent plant didn't do too well over the winter and eventually died. But I had taken two cuttings in the summer and they are both doing very well - not quite as big as 'mum' yet, but getting there!

22 Mar, 2009

 

WOW!
I've never seen one like that before. What a stunner. Enjoy!

2 Jun, 2009



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