Plant ID forum: What is this plant?

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Name: Kelly Israel
Macon, GA (Zone 8a)
72268
Sep 27, 2016 9:08 AM CST
I have asked a couple of garden centers in my area what this is, but they are not sure. I have been told possibly a type of coleus.
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Name: Laurie Basler
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lauriebasler
Sep 27, 2016 9:22 AM CST
Have you compared to Heuchera, two varieties to check are Red and Purple Palace.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 27, 2016 9:31 AM CST
I'm having difficulty seeing it clearly but it does look like it might be a variety of Coleus. Is it possible to post a close up of the leaves? We have many Coleus photos for comparison here in our database: http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/children/79005/

If not Coleus, perhaps Beefsteak Plant (Iresine herbstii)
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Name: Kelly Israel
Macon, GA (Zone 8a)
72268
Sep 27, 2016 9:32 AM CST
I just took a look, and it is very similar with the top of the plant, but the leaves dont look quite the same. Thank you...
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Sep 27, 2016 9:51 AM CST

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Looks like a coleus to me! The blooms should have been pinched off to keep it fuller.
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kniphofia
Sep 27, 2016 9:51 AM CST
I'd say it's a Coleus, the flowers are a giveaway.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Sep 27, 2016 9:52 AM CST

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Moved to the Plant ID forum where it can be marked as 'Solved'. Thumbs up
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Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 27, 2016 9:52 AM CST
Coleus leaves are kinda dull and soft where leaves of the Beefsteak Plant are shiny and smooth so it probably is a variety of Coleus (Plectranthus scutellarioides) My eyes are not good but it appears as though it's been left to grow tall and lanky instead of pinching back for a fuller plant.
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