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What kind(s) of plants are these?

Asked by wildpotato (15121points) December 8th, 2015
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We saw these lovely plants at the botanical gardens in Orlando, but they weren’t labeled. Anyone know what they are?

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thorninmud's avatar

They all seem to be varieties of Coleus.

tinyfaery's avatar

Yep. They are great for partially shady areas and almost impossible to kill.

syz's avatar

Agreed, the shade tolerant annual, coleus.

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tinyfaery's avatar

It acts as a perennial in some places. I’ve had mine going on 5 years.

wildpotato's avatar

Thanks, guys. I think I’ll get some for my mom for Hanukkah; she really liked them. Any idea how palatable to deer they tend to be? Plants won’t last long in their yard if deer like them.

Coloma's avatar

Yes, they are Coleus and they are very beautiful, but….while non-toxic to humans they are toxic to dogs, cats and horses. Not sure about goats or deer, you could do more research but be aware if any of your critters come nibbling around. haha

LuckyGuy's avatar

They are considered deer resistant. I have some by my pond and they have never been bothered.

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