Kong times 2

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Rosa 'All Ablaze' blazes cherry red in Burke Brothers' Tuscany exhibit, accenting classic Italian elements with bright flowers. (Ron Tarver / Staff photographer)

Not long ago I posted something about my new Kong coleus, which I planted in a large container with an orange canna. This prompted a reader ("pootershow") to write in to tell me I was dead wrong. "Pootershow" attached a link to educate me on what Kong coleus really looks like. I don't pretend to be an expert and Lord knows I make a lot of mistakes, but despite "pootershow's" apparent righteous certainty, I don't think this was one of them. As you can see, my coleus is growing apace, thanks to all the rain. Not knee-high, but getting there. The plant tag identifies this as a Kong coleus called 'Salmon pink.' Unless my normally reliable garden center sold me a mislabelled plant, I rest my case. And of that, readers take note, I am certain.