In this container, the color black is the dominant element. The contrast of leaf size is swell. Inky Fingers coleus (Solenostemon 'Inky Fingers') has purple-black leaves with green edges. Wholesale Ordering: Sold in flats of 12, standard 1 QT pot. They don't seem to care for dark, ruffly inky fingers, but they are BIG fans of the tender greens and buttercream mixes. Coleus grow approximately knee-high. 14. Coleus Inky Fingers. Inky Fingers Solenostemon/Coleus - Vibrant Foliage - 2.5" Pot - Easy to Grow. ‘Inky Fingers ’ Deep purple ... Coleus are easy to grow and mix and match in whatever style suits your mood. Inky Fingers coleus pairs deep, inky chocolate with a scalloped lime-green edge. Coleus 'Inky Fingers' These Coleus plants are aptly named after the hand and foot-like appearance of the leaves. The most common chemicals used to treat botrytis are Medallion and Banrot. But they seem to be even holier the next day. A duckfoot variety, its leaf shape is reminiscent of a duck’s foot. abcs. This grey rot is usually associated with wet or humid conditions. Use them as a drench according to each label’s instructions. Coleus can be one of your first stops for those who are on the search for shade loving annuals. Has a bushy form that makes it a good basket and container subject. Coleus Inky Fingers Quick Reference Guide, This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google, This item is available for immediate shipment. Once they flower in the summer, you can either remove the spikes or leave them to attract pollinators. Inky fingers coleus is a favorite. By comparison, Inky Toes has more of a blot-like pattern with a few short extensions of color from it. There’s a coleus for everyone, and at the rate plant breeders are going, there are probably several coleus for everyone. Watch for botrytiswhile the days are short. Native to: Tropical and subtropical Asia to northern Australia. Coleus are grown for their striking foliage, so pinching back the bloom spikes can maintain a more desirable appearance. Wonderful in a giant basket or stiftly tumbling from an urn or windowbox. Inky Fingers Coleus, Chartreuse Sweet Potato Vine and others - by Melanie Granger. The dizzying array of electrifying colors and foliage shapes enthralled the Victorians, and more than 100 years later, these seed-grown, shade-loving plants are still the most widely sold types. The reptilian Coleusaurus coleus has every leaf crevice in bright burgundy and every high point in lime green. For best results with Coleus, we recommend using a well-drained soil with a well-balanced fertilizer and a constant feed program of 200 ppm N. Maintain a pH between 5.8 - 6.2. Coleus is a plant I haven't grown recently, but I'm really liking your 'Inky Fingers'. (Horizontal fans at floor level can greatly improve air circulation to facilitate drying and reduce fungus problems.) Inky Fingers, and its relative Inky Toes, both feature a green outer edge with a magenta interior leaf. While Coleus love full sun, shadier conditions can produce more intense color in the leaves. Inky Fingers has more of a spreading pattern that resembles a hand. Magenta, lime and dark green combine in Watermelon coleus leaves. If spores form (on the bottom of the leaf), treat with Adorn. PLACE AN ORDER SHOW AVAILABILITY. Coleus are wonderful plants for both full sun and shade locations. We recommend that you first pinch Inky Fingers 5-10 days after transplanting to your final container. © 2020 Beds & Borders All rights reserved, Hanging Garden Collection - 12" Fiber, Appalachian Trail, Container Collection - Alabama Sunset 16", Hanging Garden Collection - 14" Fiber - Indian Summer, Hanging Garden Collection - 12" Fiber, Petra, Hanging Garden Collection - 14" Fiber - Spring Meadow, Container Collection - Once Upon A Garden 16", Hanging Garden Collection - 14" Fiber - Blue Lagoon, Hanging Garden Collection - 14" Moss - Aventurine, Hanging Garden Collection - 14" Fiber - High Altitude. DO slugs EAT coleus, too? This plant is grown for its unique and beautiful leaf color rather than its flowers. Description Specification Reviews (0) Much branched wide habit with amber & olive 'Duckfoot' type fingered wide leaves with central blood red & purple figuring. It is a duckfoot type with deeply lobed foliage and a mounding plant form up to 2 feet tall. You can prevent botrytis by allowing the plant to dry out between waterings, allowing for good airflow in your greenhouse, and spacing to allow the sun to penetrate to the soil level. Light Requirement : Sun or Shade Usually 2’ centers on baskets will be enough. Inky Fingers Coleus Yourlittleplantshop. SEASON: Summer EXPOSURE: Partial Sun, Shade, Sun WATER NEEDS: Drought Tolerant CATEGORY AVAILABILITY. You can prevent botrytis by allowing the plant to dry out betw… As I said, Inky Fingers may vary in shape and … From shop Yourlittleplantshop. 4.5" Not Available. or in a low, wide mouth planter with ferns: Or you can plant it in shady plant bed alongside the perennial Ladies Mantle ( alchemilla mollis): Alabama Sunset Coleus with Ladies Mantle. Inky Fingers Coleus is a common outdoor plant that has plenty of colorful varieties. The EC should be between 1.5-2.0 mmhos (2:1 dilution). A cute "duck foot" leaf shape colored in electric lime green and dark purple distinguish this from an already flashy plant group. Deep purple leaves are edged with bright green. To accommodate the 6 plants in this collection, we recommend a container at least 16″ in diameter and 12″ deep. Aphids and whiteflies are the primary problem pests with Coleus. In this container, the color black is the dominant element. Coleus produce long bloom spikes on top, but the flowers are not a selling point for this plant. Coleus 'Inky Fingers' (height 12" - 18"; mounding) Classic and popular duckfoot variety. Sun Jul 10, 06:44:00 PM 2011 Foliage Color: » Burgundy » Green » Multi-Color. Exposure: » Full Sun » Light/ Bright Shade » Morning Sun/ Afternoon Shade » Partial Shade If spores form (on the bottom of the leaf), treat with Adorn. Trusty Rusty coleus offers bright, copper-rust leaves rimmed with lemon-yellow beading. Coleus ‘Inky Fingers’ Boasting its delicate, lobed foliage, the contrasting purple and green adds vibrant color as well as rich texture in the landscape. They mix well with Verbena, Calibrachoa, and Bacopa since all of these varieties have similar cultural needs. In this planting, note how the almost-black centers of ‘Inky Fingers’ pick up on the dark tones of ‘Red Sensation’ cordyline, while the green edges of the coleus … This grey rot is usually associated with wet or humid conditions. Coleus should be spaced adequately to allow airflow and light penetration between the foliage. (Horizontal fans at floor level can greatly improve air circulation to facilitate drying and reduce fungus problems.) The black leaves are outlined in the most outrageously electric kelly green. We are trying something new this year and potted up Inky Fingers coleus when purchased this spring with the intention of bringing the whole pot inside to act as a mother plant for cuttings in late winter. Habit : Upright Watch for botrytis while the days are short. Coleus abundantly provide all four design elements and so make excellent choices for memorable container plantings. Your customers will like how quickly Coleus grow and fill the landscape with color. 2 Coleus 'Inky Fingers' 1 Begonia BabyWing® White ; Some plants require more space in container gardens than others. From shop BuknuBabetteVintage. Coleus 'Inky Fingers' Hand-shaped leaves; Solid black foliage with thin green border; Height: 12-24 in Please login to see pricing. Combines well with almost any coleus. Height x Spread : 10-15″ x 12-15″ Description Very compact, ducksfoot form, fingered leaves with deep burgundy zone and bright green margins. They sure have come a long way since I planted them! This collection is shown in our Cretan Pot Kioupi, which is sold separately. Hi Dave, coleus is such an easy plant and adds so much to the garden, love them all! 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