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.
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.