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Plant Identification: Small red leaved plant with purple? flower spikes

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shadowfritz
Durban
South Africa

July 10, 2013
6:41 AM

Post #9593851

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.
JoParrott
Richland, WA
(Zone 7b)

July 10, 2013
6:44 AM

Post #9593855

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

July 10, 2013
6:58 AM

Post #9593859

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.
shadowfritz
Durban
South Africa

July 10, 2013
7:17 AM

Post #9593873

Nope not purple passion :( trying again to upload image in this post. With a different browser.
purpleinopp
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

July 11, 2013
7:01 AM

Post #9595046

This could be a Plectranthus.

plantfreak78

plantfreak78
Rolesville, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 11, 2013
1:51 PM

Post #9595524

Maybe some kind of Coleus (Solenostemon)?
purpleinopp
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

July 12, 2013
8:18 AM

Post #9596257

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

plantfreak78

plantfreak78
Rolesville, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 13, 2013
3:09 PM

Post #9597783

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.
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

July 13, 2013
4:46 PM

Post #9597863

PlantF
Have you seen any sun yet? I hear it is coming. My frogs are all on rafts.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 13, 2013
6:10 PM

Post #9597936

Very funny, missingrose!
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

July 13, 2013
8:21 PM

Post #9598046

;9)

Gotta make a joke about these weeks of weather-borne misery or drown in my own tears!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 13, 2013
8:25 PM

Post #9598049

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.
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

July 14, 2013
7:45 AM

Post #9598377

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.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 14, 2013
7:55 AM

Post #9598389

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

July 14, 2013
10:04 AM

Post #9598530

Haha! A Raleigh frog - wolf pack variety.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 14, 2013
10:19 AM

Post #9598545

So far he's single. I guess the wolf pack will follow!
purpleinopp
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

July 14, 2013
2:29 PM

Post #9598801

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.
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

July 14, 2013
4:01 PM

Post #9598886

A picture is worth a thousand words. ;9)

plantfreak78

plantfreak78
Rolesville, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 19, 2013
11:22 AM

Post #9605038

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.


missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

July 19, 2013
4:15 PM

Post #9605423

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?

purpleinopp
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

July 20, 2013
7:23 AM

Post #9605921

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.

plantfreak78

plantfreak78
Rolesville, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 23, 2013
10:10 AM

Post #9609494

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.
missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

July 23, 2013
11:57 AM

Post #9609585

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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