Plant ID forum: Help with these 2 IDs

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Name: Meri Taylor
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mnmat
Jul 27, 2017 12:38 PM CST
I found these 2 plants by the dumpster of our local drug store nursery. They had no tag and I am completely stumped!

Would someone please tell me what this is so I can find out where to plant it? The leaf edges are crispy so I'm inclined to plant it in some shade but maybe it was stress since the plant was dry as a bone.
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This one I think is a Foxglove but I'm not sure as I've never grown Floxglove before.


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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jul 27, 2017 2:24 PM CST
I think the second one may be Foxglove also. No idea on the first.
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Name: June
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JuneOntario
Jul 27, 2017 3:28 PM CST
I don't know what the first plant is, but purple-leaved plants usually need plenty of sun. I suggest re-potting the plant into fresh soil, and after it has recovered from re-potting, placing it somewhere sunny and wait for it to produce flowers. When you have flowers, take another photo and we'll try to ID it.
Name: Meri Taylor
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mnmat
Jul 27, 2017 9:06 PM CST
Hmmm, I put the purple in the shade because the edges are real crispy, so I thought they were sunburn
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Name: June
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JuneOntario
Jul 28, 2017 6:52 AM CST
No, you are right to put the purple plant in shade initially, as it needs time to recover. The soil in the pot dried out, which is probably what caused the leaves to shrivel and get crispy. When you see new growth, move the plant gradually into the sun. If you re--pot it, you'll need to put it back into the shade for a while.
Name: Meri Taylor
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mnmat
Jul 28, 2017 2:00 PM CST
I hope it makes flowers! And soon!
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Name: Lin
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Jul 28, 2017 2:11 PM CST
The Purple one reminds me of Alternanthera; there are a few with purple stems and leaves. One for comparison:

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Name: Meri Taylor
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mnmat
Aug 7, 2017 8:47 PM CST
Thank You! Thank You! Lin! I think you found it! My plant looks exactly the same. Now I can start reading and decide where to put it! Thank you!

Oh rats its an annual!
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pirl
Aug 7, 2017 9:23 PM CST
Try some cuttings. It worked for me. Good luck.

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