A brand new coleus collection, the coleus Flying Carpet series, is now available to growers from Terra Nova Nurseries, along with the brand-new begonia ‘Cocoa Enchanted Sunrise.’ At the same time, Terra Nova is also reintroducing two lobelia varieties.
Coleus ‘Flying Carpet Fire Mountain’ has deep lime and bright-red foliage with a short, dense habit. Coleus ‘Flying Carpet Shocker’ features a lime-gold background with a showy red center that grows in size as the leaf ages, leaving only a lime edge at maturity. The vivid lime-gold border and cherry red center of coleus ‘Flying Carpet Thriller’ changes to burgundy-red as the foliage ages. Coleus ‘Flying Carpet Zinger’ has a bright green edge with a scarlet center that fans out over the rippled and rounded-toothed border. As a whole, this series has a dense, trailing mounded habit and is hardy in Zones 10 to 11, with the variety sizes ranging 14- to 30-inches in height and 14- to 30-inches in width.
As the newest addition to the begonia Cocoa series, begonia ‘Cocoa Enchanted Sunrise’ has large, salmon-orange blooms in an upright habit that contrast with the dark chocolate leaves and lime-green veins. Hardy in Zones 9 to 11, the average size at maturity is 24-inch height/14-inch width 24-inch flower height.
Also, Terra Nova Nurseries has reintroduced two lobelia varieties now available in liner-form for growers, including lobelia ‘Grape Knee Hi’ and lobelia ‘Monet Moment.’ Both varieties were previously introduced by Terra Nova Nurseries, but due to an influx of requests, the company is reproducing the plants. Lobelia ‘Grape Knee Hi’ is a hummingbird and bee favorite with grape-purple flowers, an upright well-branched habit and it’s also sterile, which prolongs the bloom time. The vigorous clumping habit of lobelia ‘Monet Moment’ forms masses of large, rose-pink flowers.
For more information about the Coleus Flying Carpet series, begonia ‘Cocoa Enchanted Sunrise,’ lobelia ‘Grape Knee Hi’ and lobelia ‘Monet Moment’, visit the Terra Nova Nurseries’ website.