Plant ID Please

miniquiltsAugust 20, 2010

I received this plant as a cutting a few months ago from my aunt. We have no clue as to the name of it. The leaves are supposed to have a nice dark pink on them but mine got to much sun and are kinda washed out now. We would be very thankful for any help.

Here is a link that might be useful: My flickr page - Mystery Plant

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Looks like Perilla magilla.

Al

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 10:22AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Al, isn't the colored foliage a Coleus of some kind?

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 1:28PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Let me know what you think after a quick look at the photo I linked to. ;o)

Al

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 1:52PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

I forgot to mention too, that the square stems are a dead giveaway.

Al

    Bookmark   August 22, 2010 at 6:58PM
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zusya

definitely a coleus

    Bookmark   August 23, 2010 at 12:46PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Well Zusya,

I was convinved too, but check out the link.

Yes, Al, hard to be it's NOT a Coleus, but ... based on the link you've provided ... I sit corrected.

Pretty amazing all that colored foliage, quite handsome!

    Bookmark   August 23, 2010 at 3:18PM
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supermom7(5b)

I found a link that states these two plants are related - in the same family.

Tina

Here is a link that might be useful: Check it Out

    Bookmark   August 26, 2010 at 4:34PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Mmhmm - there are many dozens of genera, and thousands of species in the mint family, of which coleus and perilla are both members. Ajuga, rosemary, lamium, hyssops, thyme, salvia, monarda, marjoram, lavender ..... are all other family members that come to mind.

Al

    Bookmark   August 27, 2010 at 11:05AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Thanks SuperMom for the link, makes sense they'd be related. Just Gorgeous!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2010 at 11:20AM
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