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Plant ID Please

Posted by miniquilts 4 (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 20, 10 at 10:08

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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RE: Plant ID Please

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a MI (My Page) on
    Fri, Aug 20, 10 at 10:22

Looks like Perilla magilla.

Al


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


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  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a MI (My Page) on
    Fri, Aug 20, 10 at 13:52

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

Al


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  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a MI (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 22, 10 at 18:58

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

Al


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RE: Plant ID Please

definitely a coleus


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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!


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RE: Plant ID Please

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


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  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a MI (My Page) on
    Fri, Aug 27, 10 at 11:05

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


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


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