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August 28, 2007

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ruth

I always root mine in water and use the cuttings as houseplants during the winter then take cuttings from them in the spring for summer bedding...a never ending cycle :o)

Adam

You have a wonderful blog. Will be comimng back more often.
Thanks for dropping by mine.

Heather's Garden

Great tip, I was just wishing I had more coleus and thinking I had to cut back the one I have that's sort of outgrowing its container. Guess I know what I'm doing at lunchtime today.

chigiy

Ruth,
You are a very smart lady and a terrific gardener. I may copy your idea:)

Adam,
Thank you. Please visit again.

Heather,
I just started some new cuttings myself.

farmingfriends

I think this plant is stunning the colours work so well together. I wonder whether it grows in the UK. I will definately be getting some if it does. Sara from farmingfriends

chigiy

Sara,
I would think that you could find coleus in the UK.
It's an annual so it dies in the winter, but as we learned from Ruth they can be grown as house plants during the winter and then planted in the spring again in the garden.

ryan

I just bought a coleus plant today. Are they considered herbs? are they edible or helpful for cooking in any way?

Thanks,
RS

chigiy

Ryan,
Even though the coleus is a member of the mint family, I believe that it's leaves are poisonous. So probably not a good idea to cook with it.

dripline

That helps a lot! Thank you, I think you took out of the dark many of our sporadic readers...I will surely try your ideas..

Jeraldine Anandan

They must also grow from seeds they shed! I hung a two year old ivy plant outside for the first time. We are in a fifth floor apt.It stayed out most of the summer. A few months after bringing it inside, two different baby plants appeared---- one red, one speckled. They turned out to be coleus plants. I can only assume a couple of seeds blew in from somewhere!!

chigiy

Hi Jeraldine,
It sounds like it was either the wind or birds. Birds are notorious for leaving little gifts.

Landscape

It's a way where you can easily produce more of it and preserve as well.

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