Coleus Standard

regine_gwApril 23, 2007

Here is what I did with a coleus that I rescued from the clearance rack.

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anna_in_quebec(z4 QC)

How did you do that????

    Bookmark   April 24, 2007 at 11:29AM
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regine_gw

When I found this plant it was 2 feet tall with a stiff stem. I just kept pinching the new growth to encourage it to branch out. It is now a little over 3 feet tall and it took me 6 months to train it.

Here is a link that might be useful: How to grow a Coleus Standard

    Bookmark   April 24, 2007 at 4:12PM
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jerriedee(z7nc)

WOW ,that's neat ! I'm definitely going to give that a try this year ! By the way you might want to look your plant up,(I could be wrong, and probably I am), but I believe you have a plant called perilla 'magilla',it strongly resembles coleus. The coleus I've grown has square stems, yours looks like it's round and woody. Whichever it is, it looks WAY COOL ! Thanks for sharing the great photo and link !

    Bookmark   April 24, 2007 at 9:39PM
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lunajade(6)

I vote for that plant being a Perilla also. It's a wonderful plant and handles the sun better than many coleus do. Beautiful standard!!! Just protect it when it gets windy. I have had many plants (coleus usually) snap off a nice big stem late in summer when a thunderstorm gusts through the area.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2007 at 6:27PM
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dicentra(z6B)

It's a perilla, but oh so nice what you've done!

    Bookmark   June 1, 2007 at 5:33PM
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