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GAgirl1066
Blackshear, GA

October 4, 2012
2:31 PM

Post #9295952

I only have the cuttings..I don't have pictures of the whole plant.

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Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

October 4, 2012
2:59 PM

Post #9295984

Is it fuzzy leaves? Smell like Oregano? Looks like my Cuban Oregano in a way.
GAgirl1066
Blackshear, GA

October 4, 2012
3:06 PM

Post #9295986

No definately not oregano, but thank you. I have that also.
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

October 4, 2012
4:23 PM

Post #9296059

"Cuban oregano" is a sp. of Plectranthus, it does not look like that to me. There are couple of forms of. variegated culinary oreganos in the genus Oreganum - yours could be one. It also resembles the basil Ocimum 'Pesto Perpetuo'.

olddude

olddude
Big Pine Key, FL
(Zone 11)

October 4, 2012
5:21 PM

Post #9296113

Nice call on the variegated Basil, Vestia.
Something new to me.
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/164841/
Scott
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

October 4, 2012
9:57 PM

Post #9296327

yes, Scott - the 'Pesto Perpetuo' does not flower and is supposedly perennial.

The plant in the photo seems more like the variegated Origanum.
Gabi65
Newcastle(NSW)
Australia
(Zone 10a)

October 5, 2012
1:21 AM

Post #9296358

Looks like periwinkle Variegated Vinca Major or Minor. Pretty blue flowers. I'll just check! It can run away with your garden and get invasive but I like it to twine round the shrubs in a bed that you can't give much attention. Looks attractive hanging over a wall.

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GAgirl1066
Blackshear, GA

October 5, 2012
4:07 AM

Post #9296382

That looks closer to it. The plant did not have purple flowers on it WHEN I took the cuttings, but the stems were long and it 'flopped' over.
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

October 5, 2012
7:57 AM

Post #9296498

The original picture does not look like Vinca major to me.

Is the plant aromatic?
GAgirl1066
Blackshear, GA

October 5, 2012
8:21 AM

Post #9296520

Not that I have noticed, but I'll crush a leaf and see...
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

October 5, 2012
4:29 PM

Post #9296885

I don't know what your zone is, but when I lived in Seattle, zone 8, I had vinca and it was terrible. You talk about INVASIVE? It would come up in my lawn 10 feet away. It really covered the ground if that is what you want, BUT, you just cannot control it unless you have time 24/7 to watch it.

Now, I will admit, mine was not variegated. If there is a difference in it's growth, good luck. We are in zone 5 here, and do not have some of the things like they do in Seattle because it gets so cold here in the winter. Things like Morning Glory. There, some roots of that are the size of my little finger. You might see little thin stuff here, but nothing like it is over there.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

October 5, 2012
6:42 PM

Post #9297002

First plant does NOT look like variegate Vinca to me, either. It has side budding that Vinca does not.

GAgirl1066
Blackshear, GA

October 5, 2012
7:15 PM

Post #9297034

I'm not sure either, the plant in question has a very thin leaf, no aroma.

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

October 5, 2012
10:21 PM

Post #9297183

Looks like my variegated Vinca.

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purpleinopp
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

October 6, 2012
7:47 AM

Post #9297393

Could you show a pic from the side?
GAgirl1066
Blackshear, GA

October 6, 2012
9:42 AM

Post #9297488

Sure...in a little while.

plantfreak78

plantfreak78
Rolesville, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 6, 2012
10:57 AM

Post #9297536

That is not a Vinca (major or minor); 100% sure.
I was leaning towards basil until the revelation that the foliage isn't fragrant.
How about Alternanthera?
GAgirl1066
Blackshear, GA

October 6, 2012
3:28 PM

Post #9297683

I found it!!! Asystasia gangetica variegata

http://www.floridafriendlyplants.com/Plant_Detail.asp?PlantID=150

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

October 6, 2012
8:55 PM

Post #9297988

Great job! We only have the all-green one in Plantfiles
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/55915/
GAgirl1066
Blackshear, GA

October 7, 2012
4:44 AM

Post #9298229

OK, I'll add it...do you all agree that is what it is. I am fairly certain that it had lavender/blueish flowers on it when I got the cuttings. That is what caught my eye, the contrast of the wh/gr leaves and the lt blue flowers. I can still take some side shots of the stems.
purpleinopp
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

October 7, 2012
3:49 PM

Post #9298870

Looks like a possibility. Is there a Pseuderanthemum that's variegated like that?
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

October 8, 2012
7:01 AM

Post #9299378

purpleinopp wrote:Looks like a possibility. Is there a Pseuderanthemum that's variegated like that?


Yes, but it has more irregular leaf edges.

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