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Coleus Black Lace
Stock Number: 57505
Very frilled 'Cantigny Royale' sport forming petite tumbling mounds of frothy purple foliage developing a faint cabbage green edge in lower light; this excellent Charles Downer find seems to have developed an awkward alias of 'Duckfoot Midnight' in Florida trade. Renaming plagues the Coleus offerings nationwide. We are...
Coleus Black Magic
Stock Number: 55660
Modestly statured upright habit with mahogany purple dragon leaves beautifuly outlined in avacado margined scallops, repeated with lime encircled central raised medalion. Very reliable; always popular sturdy grower (even though not very black!) whether used in bedding, urns, or a windowsill pot.One of the reliable ones...
Coleus Black Night
Stock Number: 32504
Widely fingered pine green leaves (somewhat fragile in substance) with purplish maroon designs surrounding the central raised medallion veined violet. A hopeful, not descriptive, name.
Coleus Bling Bling
Stock Number: 49464
Vigorous progeny of 'David' with slashes of maroon, parchment pale lilac and even cantalope & apricot tones on an elaborately lobed leaf held on long elegant petiole to give a lacy fluttery effect. This Frieling hybrid successfully brings other nearby colors together and the excellent billowing habit makes it a nat...
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Coleus Blusher
Stock Number: 66763
Very wide shimmery rose/maroon/scarlet leaves of rich texture; olive tipped crennated edges. Very wide damask red leaves dappled violet & crimson; congested habit, strong substance and a wide habit: absolutely gorgeous and remarkably tolerant of early fall chill.
Coleus Bombshell
Stock Number: 49465
A Frieling hybrid with 'Kong Mosaic' paternity--but unlike papa, this very wide leaved stunner displays very regular color bands and maintains year 'round foliage--but most importantly, does not form summer bloomspikes to mar a planting.. (NOT Baker's 'Blond Bombshell'). From the number of re-orders last season, we ass...
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Coleus Bronze God
Stock Number: 51773
Wide thick coppery mahogany leaves with bright green edge; strong colorful progeny of 'Mr. Wonderful.' ; typically develops a remarkable sheen as fall approaches.
Coleus Butter Kutter
Stock Number: 55510
Doug Lohman selection with bright yellow & ochre sabre leaves tufted over fasciating stems resembling wide ribbons, then wild cockscombs as the season progresses. Merely fabulous--but beware that the fasciation start forming in mid to late summer, very seldom earlier. So this is an excellent choice for the Winter g...
Coleus Butterfly
Stock Number: 55612
"Butterfly Coleus" Lacinate leaves with purples and olives (like a pastel 'Snowflake' with three tiers) on strong central stems making this heirloom hybrid a natural for small standards. Never flashy, always charming, especially when combined with bolder leaved hybrids.
Coleus Caesar
Stock Number: 53723
Wide spreading habit; wide oval crimped leaves of rose red and lavender sprinkles ringed with guacomole green frills. New for 2013.
Coleus Camillia/Camille
Stock Number: 66726
A small statured self branching rounded glory with soft roses, delicate mauves, pinks and avacado with a rusty champague halo.  As many order this every year even when unlisted, we re-introduce this lovely hybrid.
Coleus caninus
Stock Number: 55657
Odoriferous succulent leaves, slightly viscous, on tumbling thick stems; attractive curosity--but when leaves are crushed, beware the "Eau de Firehydrant" fragrance. We received this some years ago from Sydney Botanic Gardens via California's Quail Botanical Garden and are amused that this rather modest plant is now be...
Coleus Cantigny Royale
Stock Number: 55695
Very tiny elaborately lobed mahogany maroon leaves tightly packed on muchbranched short toppling stems. Intensifies the similarly statured 'Purple Duckfoot,' 'Charlie McCarthy,' & 'India Frills' when planted as a group. From Cantigny Gardens in Wheaton, Il. The touchstone by which any new mini must be evaluated. Consta...
Coleus Cardinal
Stock Number: 66762
"Cardinal Coleus" Dusky rose red leaves with wide lime crenations Heirloom type. Like the cardinals at the birdfeeder, this is deservedly popular because it is colorful and quite unabashed.
Coleus Cathy's Sunset
Stock Number: 49468
Certainly the brightest and most highly skirted to date: the very bright lemon yellow leaves, each with a clever lime heart, are extremely flounced and skirted (enclosing the stem completely) with very ruffled crennations--far more fingered than 'Killer Gold' with a brighter yellow margin.. Soooooo Cooool.
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Coleus Chirp
Stock Number: 58336
Yellow saturated lime tones on dramatically frilled leaves with pale midribs and elaborately fingered margins, with basil and violet designs. Recent Frieling hybrid from the loins of 'Calypso' is small statured (and thus popular in Fairy Garden designs) yet quite vigorous.
Coleus Chocolate Bear Paw [Big Foot]
Stock Number: 51729
Very showy frilled deeply fingered medallion leaves with deep yummy rosey purple tones accented with pink veins and bright creamy edged ruffles and flounces. This rates very low on the Macho scales--one look at these flounces will tell you it cannot remember even one football score!
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Coleus Christmas Candy
Stock Number: 42333
leaves randomly splashed with rose red, magenta, cream and deep green. The brightest leaf, making this our best seller on sight--and after offering this for many years, we still ship out more of this magnificent creature than any other Coleus hybrid.
Coleus Cock Of The Walk
Stock Number: 51769
Wide ruffled, fluted leaves dappled like the forest canopy with rich creamy ochre and pale yellow veins; quite impressive on the upright wide spreading stout stems. Strong bedding plant living up to its name. Frieling hybrid now the supreme ochre. New for 2013.
Coleus Collin's Gold
Stock Number: 55957
Pert small lime leaves with bright pastel lemon margins neatly scalloped; excellent bedding selection; very sun tolerant upright straw toned heavily branched reliable creature with excellent color in the winter conservatory. True: various others are gold while this is straw-lemon; but we did NOT name this. Very strong ...
Coleus Crazy Quilt [hyb]
Stock Number: 41091
Maroon-red surface patched dark wine and ochre--splendid if trained as a low standard; excellent in tropical bedding. One of the original Coleus offerings in the old Country Hill Greenhouse catalogue (for which we grew): and still an excellent choice for continers, even keeping up a good appearance in the winter greenh...
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Coleus Creamy Dreamy
Stock Number: 49470
Wide habit with much branching to create an amazing pale confection of soft apricot leaves with dark pink and violet dustings (in ful sun), ochers in shade. We trialed this Frieling.hybrid repeatedly as would seem too delicate for bedding--but it passes the full sun and stiff wind tests everytime. One of those always r...
Coleus Criminal Barbie
Stock Number: 49469
So very weird Gothic in appearence: a very naughty Coleus with narrow puckered leaves of jade green with maroon licorice and coppery lime highlights along the slim scaber leaves with tortured cut edges. Excellent for the miniature garden as remains petite while radiating serious attitude. We cannot tell whether this re...
Coleus Dappled Dawn
Stock Number: 51766
Handsome low habit: tidy self-heading type. Small pale ochre to wasabi green sabre leaves with quite bright white central flames strikingly accented by the row of white gold dots along every margin.While sharing parallel colors, this Frieling hybrid is smaller statured and more wide in habit than the somewhat vertical ...
Coleus Dark Frills [India]
Stock Number: 66721
A sport of 'India Frills' selected by Charles Downer with a very dark dramatic center fingering.
Coleus Dark Star
Stock Number: 55633
The darkest of all the so-called black coleus we sell. Blackish purple wide leaves closely spaced on self branching ebony-violet stems. For the "Black Garden"; very flat foliage with only slight ruffling. Deservedly popular despite its somewhat squat slow growing nature. Not as tall nor as vigorous as the ruffly 'Othel...
Coleus Definitely Different
Stock Number: 51793
Dainty appearance; tough as nails. Much branched tuffets of closely held unusual vedigris green deeply fingered leaves with purpled rims and blushed veins. Quite lovely, especially as keeps good winter foliage. A most interesting and reliable foliar eyecatcher for any design demanding a touch of pure wasabi green.
Coleus Dipt In Wine
Stock Number: 55514
Very wide billowy leaves of intense ochre with lower third colored rich crimson as if "dipped"; shared by Doug Ruhren, this candidate for standards has become a basic over the years for bold bedding schemes. Similar to 'Atlas' (which lacks the vivid reddish purples of this hybrid) and hopelessly confused with it in the...
Coleus Drama Queen
Stock Number: 50569
Brilliant carmine leaves slashed with blood burgundy & plum and dashingly accented with a bold rim of acid ochre; a sport of 'Careless Love' selected and reselected by Ken Frieling. Certainly one of the best and most reliable container successes with richly saturated color emphasized by the elegant framing borders. Oft...
Coleus Ella Cinders
Stock Number: 54487
Dark olive designs never repeating on the dusky purpled trim foliage--different light intensities and different levels of fertilizing bring out several tone ranges. Resultingly, no really accurate photo seems possible for this conservatory creature.
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