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Jul 27, 2017 12:38 PM CST
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Name: Meri Taylor
SD (Zone 4b)
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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Jul 27, 2017 2:24 PM CST
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I think the second one may be Foxglove also. No idea on the first.
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Jul 27, 2017 3:28 PM CST
Name: June
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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.
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Jul 27, 2017 9:06 PM CST
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Name: Meri Taylor
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Hmmm, I put the purple in the shade because the edges are real crispy, so I thought they were sunburn
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Jul 28, 2017 6:52 AM CST
Name: June
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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.
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Jul 28, 2017 2:00 PM CST
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Name: Meri Taylor
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I hope it makes flowers! And soon!
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Jul 28, 2017 2:11 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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The Purple one reminds me of Alternanthera; there are a few with purple stems and leaves. One for comparison:

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Aug 7, 2017 8:47 PM CST
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Name: Meri Taylor
SD (Zone 4b)
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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Aug 7, 2017 9:23 PM CST
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Try some cuttings. It worked for me. Good luck.
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