Mstery plant

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Date Photo Taken: 08/12/2013
Location: Stockbridge GA


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?


  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

    October 9th, 2013 at 7:58 pm
  2. steelekirk Flower Fanatic 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:

    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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