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We don't need no stinkin' flowers! Strobilanthes dyerianus

This is a discussion on We don't need no stinkin' flowers! Strobilanthes dyerianus within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; While this plant can flower, the flowers are pretty insignificant when they do make an ...

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    Default We don't need no stinkin' flowers! Strobilanthes dyerianus

    While this plant can flower, the flowers are pretty insignificant when they do make an appearance.



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    Love Persian Shield. The colorful foliage makes up for any lack of bloom.

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    From the thread title I was expecting Bulbos, lol.

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    Wow! That is rich!

    Is it a relative of coleus?

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    Really an attractive plant. I use to plant flowerbeds with similar colored foliage plants, but lately cannot get them locally anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine View Post
    Is it a relative of coleus?
    Not a terribly close one. Both belong to Order Lamiales -- which also includes plants as diverse olive trees, snapdragons, and jasmine -- but that is as close as they get. So two taxonomic levels from genus. To put it in what may be a more familiar taxonomic relationship frame, all orchids belong to the same Family ... which is a level down from Order. So a Cattleya, Pleurothallid, and a Cypripedium are more closely related to each other than a coleus is to a Strobilanthes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    I use to plant flowerbeds with similar colored foliage plants, but lately cannot get them locally anymore.
    Bruce, with your having a greenhouse, you could likely overwinter these without any issue at all and use them in succeeding years.

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