It IS exciting but WOW Stormy yours are way ahead of mine! Of course per the usual I procrastinated and didn't get them planted until last week. HEY! At least I got them planted! I'm pleased though, only a week later and I'm already seeing two sprouts - thank you J!
I really don't remember how large or small mine were, I just knew if I didn't get them planted before Rick returned he'd be giving me grief about something else I hadn't planted. I'm hopeful since I'm already seeing sprouts so soon after planting that I'll be seeing more soon!
Name: Ronnie Southeastern PA~Zone 6 I Love MAM~So Happy Together
I'll get some pics of mine too!
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More notes regarding Gloriosa - The blooms, which will start to form after the initial climbing stem splits, evolve through a series of colors. Color variablity in gloriosas is an indication of bloom maturity. The flower buds will start green then progress to red/yellow stage (peak performance) before fading into pink/white. This progression is shadowed by the position of the petals which go from clasping to curving backwards then kind of flattened.
The rothchildiana designation refers to the red/yellow combination. There's two other endings or varieties; one for the yellow, another for the orange.
Mine increase naturally in big pots as outlined in the cultural notes. When de-potted in the spring, chances are you'll find some small floaters in the growing medium these have the potential to grow quite large the next season. I've read you can also propagate by seed. I've not tried that as I regularily deadhead spent blooms.
Coleus 'Glennis' I had it years ago and loved it and haven't found it in recent years. I was thrilled when my friend and I found it at one of the nurseries we stopped at two weekends ago. Most nurseries have marked their annuals down for the summer but not this one. Didn't have a problem forking over the $$$ for this one though, I've been trying to find it for a long time.