Any Ideas?

Foreverlad(9b - Tampa Bay)March 13, 2013

Picked up six of these at my local Ace Hardware yesterday for 89 cents each, no label. Asked someone in the garden center what it was, and he told me it's a coleus (or in the coleus family). I have my doubts, as I've never seen anything like it.

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Maybe Iresine.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 10:30AM
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Leafhead

Definitely not a Coleus. Hard to say what family it's in s a bloom.
My guess, though is either Acanthaceae or Amaranthaceae.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 10:59AM
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thedecoguy

Looks like a Celosia to me.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 12:05PM
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eahamel(9a)

Doesn't look like iresene, I think it's a Celosia.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 1:15PM
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Foreverlad(9b - Tampa Bay)

Sorry, thought I'd posted this earlier.
After some additional research with guidance from the suggestions in this and the Florida Gardening forum, It's definitely a Celosia. Celosia Argentea, aka Plume Cockscomb, Smart Look Red Cockscomb.

Thanks so much for the assistance. Never would have figured this one out for myself.

Here is a link that might be useful: Smart Look Red Cockscomb

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 6:26PM
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