Durban, South Africa

Hi.
Found this gorgeous red leaved green veined plant at a local nursery. It has small leaves. Bright red with green almost black veins. The leaves are feathery ( covered in fine hair) and small. the flower spikes present above the plant have small purple flowers. Would appreciate any help you can give. Been google-ing and been through almost every red plant I can find. Nothing matching comes up. It is a stunning plant and would so like to grow it.

Richland, WA(Zone 7b)

With no photo-a guess is Purple Passion-don't know the scientific name.

Durban, South Africa

Hi. Trying to upload pic. But it won't go through. Will try a little later. Leaves are oval shaped. Will google your suggestion in the meantime.

Durban, South Africa

Nope not purple passion :( trying again to upload image in this post. With a different browser.

Opp, AL(Zone 8b)

This could be a Plectranthus.

Rolesville, NC(Zone 7b)

Maybe some kind of Coleus (Solenostemon)?

Opp, AL(Zone 8b)

Solenostemon has been renamed Plectranthus. I was hinting at Coleus.

Rolesville, NC(Zone 7b)

I'm fairly sure that at least Solenostemon scutellarioides is still classified as such...

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/b/Lamiaceae/Solenostemon/none/cultivar/0/

And I do still think that Plectranthus is a possibility.

Hillsborough, NC(Zone 7b)

PlantF
Have you seen any sun yet? I hear it is coming. My frogs are all on rafts.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Very funny, missingrose!

Hillsborough, NC(Zone 7b)

;9)

Gotta make a joke about these weeks of weather-borne misery or drown in my own tears!

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

You're right. We had 70 degrees today and haven't had that since early June. Now we're in for many days of 90+. The downpours this morning were amazing. We had "Lake Southold" at our door!

Just found the first frog ever here last week. Maybe he headed here from Hillsborough! He did have on a tiny life jacket.

Hillsborough, NC(Zone 7b)

LOL!!

This is Hillsborough/ Chapel Hill Pirl.....it was one of ours ONLY if the raft is hybrid, the life jacket organic cotton made in a responsible factory, and the frog had Birkenstocks on.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

None of that fancy stuff for our frog but he did have a sign that said: Albemarle or bust!

Hillsborough, NC(Zone 7b)

Haha! A Raleigh frog - wolf pack variety.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

So far he's single. I guess the wolf pack will follow!

Opp, AL(Zone 8b)

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-158489
Solenostemon has been relegated to a synonym. I don't like it either.

Shadowfritz, if you're still looking, try Hemigraphis, Maranta. Curious what you saw also, sounds like my kind of plant.

Hillsborough, NC(Zone 7b)

A picture is worth a thousand words. ;9)

Rolesville, NC(Zone 7b)

missingrosie, you are hilarious and dead-on. I'm a wolfpack frog myself but I have been known to frequent Whole Foods so... And I'll take a little too much rain over a drought any year. I work at the best nursery in Raleigh and we haven't had to hand water these plants in months.

As for the Coleus, one day you will see the headline "Crazed woman strangles prominent botanists" and know that I finally found the guys responsible for perpetually screwing up my nomenclature.


Hillsborough, NC(Zone 7b)

Oh but you should consider a plant poison for those botanists. BECAUSE it will take forever to identify given so many names to choose from!

What is the best nursery in Raleigh?

Opp, AL(Zone 8b)

Plantfreak, I'll help! I want to strangle them too. Shadow, you're welcome to email the pic to me & I'll upload it for you.

Rolesville, NC(Zone 7b)

Hmm, rosie, if I have to answer that question maybe we haven't proven ourselves yet :)

I was speaking of Homewood Nursery, cool and shady under the pines. It's probably about 35 minutes away from you, a nice relaxing drive from 85 to 98 to Six Forks.

Hillsborough, NC(Zone 7b)

LOL - that is not it. I am a nursery slut. One is never enough. No pride. No loyalty. I will consort with them all as long as there are pretty things. I have been to Homewood and it is a good one!

I go to Kiefer a lot (Durham)

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