Saskatchewan coleus selections
 

Dr. Bob Bors is an Assistant Professor of horticulture in the Plant Sciences Department, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He is the only fruit breeder for the Canadian prairies. In the winter, when he is not breeding fruit crops, he loves to occasionally indulge in coleus breeding; especially on those -30C or -40C days that Saskatchewan gets every winter. Also, he uses coleus in teaching of 3 classes and for tours of elementary and high school students. Bob tells: "Coleus is so wonderful that it is hard to ‘focus’ my coleus breeding program. I am concentrating on the unusual leaf types that follow." In particular he hopes to create groups that have very similar leaf shapes and plant growth habits but have different colours. You can download a full powerpoint presentation including his 2008 coleus selections here (10 MB).