Mstery plant

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Date Photo Taken: 08/12/2013
Location: Stockbridge GA
Posted By: DIRTDOBBER

Notes:

I didn’t plant this but it appears to be perennial and grows very well in shady areas. Pretty purple color but appears in places I don’t want it. Does anyone know what this is?

COMMENTS

  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    This one confuses me. Mom had them when I was a kid. I had called them a hardy purple coleus until I saw them on this site identified as Perilla. There still seems to be some confusion even on this site regarding the ID but check it out here http://www.walterreeves.com/name-that-plant/if-you-have-one-of-these-this-year-you-will-get-a-million-next-year-d/

    October 9th, 2013 at 7:58 pm
  2. steelekirk Leaf Lover says:

    where’s Walter?

    October 15th, 2013 at 12:20 pm
  3. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    Hiding with Waldo?

    October 15th, 2013 at 7:01 pm
  4. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    I’ve been in Cuba!
    Couldn’t get an Internet connection I trusted there.

    October 18th, 2013 at 9:19 pm
  5. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Tells us about Cuba!
    Did you bring back any interesting seeds?

    October 19th, 2013 at 8:34 am
  6. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    No seeds…but I did bring back a couple of hand-rolled Nicotiana tabacum!

    October 20th, 2013 at 10:25 am
  7. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    YUCK!
    What about pictures?

    October 21st, 2013 at 8:36 am
  8. sunnysue2009 Flower Fanatic says:

    We just always called it purple basil. Looks like a duck…etc.
    Works great in flower arrangements and makes a delicious basil vinegar too.

    October 22nd, 2013 at 8:59 pm

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