I’ve tried to grow Coleus blumei, a popular pot plant which has colourful leaves, several times and this was the first year that I succeeded.
I’ve grown the less common Carefree Mixture which as you see has serrated Oak-like leaves. I had ten plants, six of which I gave away, and of the ones I’ve kept two have red, green edged leaves and two green and cream ones. One of each colour has flowered but the spikes are rather insignificant.
Next year I think that I’ll try again with Fairway, Extra Dwarf Formula Mixed, which has the more familiar leaf shape and a wider range of colours.
Have a good weekend!
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