Saturday, March 10, 2012
Under the Sea Coleus
The purplish colored plants are part of the "Under the Sea Coleus" collection, winner of the Hot New Plant of the Year award for 2012.
Hort Couture is the promoter of many avante garde annuals including the new Under the Sea Coleus which were voted the winner of the third annual Garden Idol competition held by the American Nurseryman and Landscapers Clinic. Under the Sea Coleus were bred by college students in Canada, and the royalties go back to the university greenhouses and horticulture program. Look for these coleus, with fun names such as hermit crab, molten coral, gold anemone and lime shrimp at independent garden centers. I spotted them at Stauffers of Kissel Hill.