please id the purple plant and plant with the little red balls

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Date Photo Taken: 7/16/2010
Location: Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Posted By: melrose28

Notes:

I possibly want to use one of the plants instead of holly bushes for shrubbery.

COMMENTS

  1. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    Big leaves/red balls is castor bean. check my website notes about cautions around children.
    Purple plant is Persian shield (Strobilanthes…)

    March 22nd, 2011 at 7:36 pm
  2. Bobby Unregistered says:

    The top photo is a castorbean plant.
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=RICO3
    Here is Walters comment on the castorbean plant
    http://www.walterreeves.com/landscaping/castor-bean-ricin/
    I am not sure what the purple leaf plant is. Do you really hate your holly plants that bad?

    March 22nd, 2011 at 8:02 pm

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