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unknown perennial foliage plant

Posted by johns_garden z4b Ontario (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 19, 04 at 8:50

I saw a foliage plant in the neighbour's garden, with an almost heart shaped leaf, and a band of burgundy across the centre. It's not in flower now, and I don't think it does. Does anyone have any idea what it is? (The owner didn't know what it was)


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RE: unknown perennial foliage plant

hi John
I think this could be it:
http//www.plantdelights.com/Catalog/Current/Detail/03796.html
Mine didn't make it through this winter, however.
Helen


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RE: unknown perennial foliage plant

Is the burgundy in a v shape? Could be Tovara, also called Painter's pallette. It it is this, mine are must now forming stems for their rather small flowers. Here in my hot climate, I grow it in shade to avoid leaf burn. It comes back from roots and seeds so I have to thin them a lot. Sharon


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