I decided to plant some Coleus in the Exotic Garden as in-fill, and grew about 120 from seed; I also ordered 2 each of 6 varieties from www.dibleys.com which arrived fairly late in the Spring, but I did manage to make one good round of cuttings, which yielded 20 or so additional plants which were planted out at the end of July.
I planted the main “mother” plants in the Tubs at the front of the house (as I’ve adopted a bit of an exotic-theme for them too this year):
and also some group-planting in the Exotic garden:
Named varieties I bought:
I particularly like Pagoda as it has much larger leaves than the others:
Pink Chaos has been a bit more fussy that the others, I had some significant die-back on one plant; possibly due to the smaller leaves. The cuttings have been slower to establish too. I presume its similar to “Inky Fingers”
Whilst the seed-grown plants were in the conservatory I took a couple of photos of leaf-colour planting combinations:
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