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Old 05-31-2008, 02:16 PM   #1
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We had this plant a couple of summers ago, and I wanted to get another -- but my plant identification ability stops after roses and sunflowers. Any dedicated flower gardeners here know what type of plant this is?




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Old 05-31-2008, 02:20 PM   #2
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I don't know many ornamental plants (just the toxic ones), but that kinda looks like a mint to me. Is the stem square in cross section?

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Old 05-31-2008, 03:19 PM   #3
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Is the stem square in cross section?
I zoomed the photo and still can't tell. The photo is from 2006 -- the plant is long gone.

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Old 05-31-2008, 03:44 PM   #4
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Looks like exus redus. Those things are very expensive and very difficult to cultivate. You'd probaby be better off with a exus blackus, they are much more forgiving.



Edit: As soon as I posted and looked at the thread again the photo was there and the red x was gone. Never mind.

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Take the photo to your local nursery. There's bound to be a plant geek there who can identify it.

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+1 take it to a local nursery, master gardeners chapter, local/state/federal forestry office, or if there is an extension program in your state, perhaps an agent can put you in touch with a botanist.

as far as my second guess, possibly a coleus? I know they have flower spikes like that and some can get pretty red......

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Looks like a Coleus to me. They come in a multitude of colors and patterns.

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Thanks, folks. I do believe it was a Coleus.

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We had this plant a couple of summers ago, and I wanted to get another -- but my plant identification ability stops after roses and sunflowers. Any dedicated flower gardeners here know what type of plant this is?




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Rick thats some variety of Salvia. You can buy it in the garden center at WalMart, KMart or Home Depot.
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My in house gardener (ill get smacked for that) looked at the picture and said "That's a coleus. By the way, I bought 2 of them yesterday, as well as a couple of flats, some hostas and a few other plants. I put it on your Visa, just so you know"

So, this tells me that your plant is indeed a coleus and im a little bit broker then I was Friday. haha

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