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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Feb 9, 2016 11:42 AM CST
Here is a plant with label:

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I looked at the database and found it, but none of the pics look at all like this plant. Do you think it's mis-labeled?



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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Feb 9, 2016 12:02 PM CST

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Yes, your plant definitely is mislabeled. I can't tell you what it is, but someone else will be able to identify it. You might have to post your question and photos in the Plant ID Forum to get an answer.
Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Feb 9, 2016 12:06 PM CST
Thanks, Zuzu. I'll do that. I can't believe how many plants are totally mis-labeled or partially mis-labeled and many of them are from the larger companies. Sad
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Feb 9, 2016 12:09 PM CST
If you don't find an exact match (you may not know for sure until you see blooms) you could post your photos at the general database entry; scroll all the way to the bottom of this page to add pictures: Salvias (Salvia)
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Feb 9, 2016 12:12 PM CST
Thanks, Lin. I think I'll wait. To me the leaves don't smell or look like any Sage I've seen.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 9, 2016 12:16 PM CST
Karen, I find plants at big box stores (especially Home Depot Garden center) are often mislabeled. One of the clerks said that shoppers take the plastic labels out of the pots to read them and then place them back in the wrong plant but a few years ago a manager from a commercial nursery told me that most of their workers are non english speaking and place the tags in the wrong plants all the time but they are supposed to be checked before leaving the nursery. I think it's probably a combination of both.

Thank goodness for our Plant ID Forum: http://garden.org/forums/view/plantid/ here at ATP and such wonderful members helping each other out! We have a few members who are very knowledgeable and awesome at identifying plants and have helped me numerous times!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 9, 2016 12:18 PM CST
The leaves remind me a bit of Plectranthus
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Feb 9, 2016 12:32 PM CST
I can imagine the customers do mix up plant labels all the time. I try not to remove them, and if I do, they for sure go back in the right plant.

You might be right, Lin. That looks more like it. I've had plectranthus, but it didn't look like this one. Mine had a smoother leaf and was a houseplant.
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plantladylin
Feb 9, 2016 12:57 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Plectranthus includes a few that look very different ... like the colorful Coleus. http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Plectranthus&butt...
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Feb 9, 2016 1:17 PM CST
There are a lot of differences with Plectranthus. I didn't know they included coleus. Thanks for the link.
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Feb 10, 2016 9:13 AM CST

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The odd thing is that your plant seems to match the photo on the plant tag. Unfortunately the Gourmet Grown website doesn't provide any information that I can find. http://premiercolornursery.com/about/
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Feb 10, 2016 10:01 AM CST
Yes, it is ! The photo is correct, but the name is wrong. Confused
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