painted nettle


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Noun1.painted nettle - perennial aromatic herb of southeastern Asia having large usually bright-colored or blotched leaves and spikes of blue-violet flowerspainted nettle - perennial aromatic herb of southeastern Asia having large usually bright-colored or blotched leaves and spikes of blue-violet flowers; sometimes placed in genus Solenostemon
coleus, flame nettle - any of various Old World tropical plants of the genus Coleus having multicolored decorative leaves and spikes of blue flowers
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1, Electric Lime coleus, or painted nettle plants, No.
The Victorians loved coleus - best known as flame or painted nettles - because of their vivid hues and highly contrasting leaf patterns.
Cherry pelargonium adds vivid splash of red; Painted nettles look gorgeous in summer; Coleus combat is a massive favourite