Identify this plant?

techtician(8)May 7, 2012

Hi,

On the image at the top of the blog entry linked to below, there is a plant with pink foliage that I would like to identify. I've looked up images of every plant mentioned in the blog post, but did not see one that looks similar.

I think it my be an Amaranthus, but I am not sure (and if so, what kind?) and hoped someone here could identify it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Garden of Eaden blog

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

It could be a Coleus or Alternanthera.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 3:51PM
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techtician(8)

I don't think it's coleus, but alternanthera looks promising. Thanks for the information, purpleinopp!

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 7:05AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

You're welcome. If the picture were clearer & closer, it might be easier to tell. If you just want to repeat the effect, also look at Hypoestes, easy to find. There are over 1400 different coleus, just FYI... Have you emailed the author of the article?

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 10:16AM
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sunsetsammy

The pink plant is blood leaf iresine

    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 12:44AM
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sunsetsammy

The pink plant is blood leaf iresine

    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 1:09AM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Yes, I also think it is Iresine herbstii.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2012 at 11:03AM
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