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Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
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Miamiu
May 5, 2020 6:07 PM CST
I acquired this plant and know nothing about it. Do these bloom with flowers? Do these attract pollinators? Any benefits of this plant in the garden?
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 5, 2020 7:59 PM CST
Miamiu said:Any benefits of this plant in the garden?


Its pretty.

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
May 6, 2020 11:32 AM CST

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Probably similar to this variety, if not the same. Perilla 'Magilla'
Grown mostly for it's foliage, like a coleus. I always snip off the blooms to promote a fuller plant but allow it to bloom later in season, but that's my personal preference.
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Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
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Miamiu
May 6, 2020 11:51 AM CST
Do these plants flower through the fall? Our garden area is packed so having a plant that does not bloom is kind of pointless to me. Im not really into leave colors. I like flowers.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
May 6, 2020 2:13 PM CST

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Of all the photos in that link above, only one shows a flower.

I guess it's all relative, these leaves certainly would not be classified as 'pointless' for adding color to a garden in my opinion. Shrug!
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