TheLorax
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When I first looked at the photo I was originally thinking Agastache or Salvia but then I got to enlarging the image and it started looking really familiar to me. Doh, similar plant hanging in one of my bathrooms.

Thank you for the compliment, "I will also say you've done an excellent job of making me want a plant really bad." They're all over the place these days. A few years ago they weren't so common but now they are and they make a nice plant for a hanging basket particularly if they're nice and full like ourearth82 has. Mine's still really leggy.

Say imagardener2, take a look at this thread-
https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7786

Ten to one odds you're going to see that new leaf unfurling from the plant and be thinking the same thing I'm thinking but it's growing in Georgia.

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Jess
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So Plectranthus it is but we still have not nailed which one? Or is it Mona lisa? I went through so many images online trying to find the nearest match that I started seeing double. It is the colouring underneath that is the dead giveaway. Very few plants (that I know of) do that.

Beautiful specimen whichever one it is.

It loves being hacked back TheLorax so don't be nice to it. Give it a good haircut and try planting the cuttings, they seem to take quite easily.
Knowing without doing is like plowing without sowing."

ourearth82
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Thanks! It is mona lavender!!

It is Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender'.
Thanks to everybody, especially imgardener2 and TheLorax for the identification.
My plant is blooming now, since I posted the photos about 15 -20 days back. It is loaded with purple flowers, marked with dark coloured patterns. So ID became all the more easier now.
It is the prettiest and most rewarding plant I have!

Thanks again.

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My mona lavender in full bloom

https://picasaweb.google.com/ranu81/MonaLavender?authkey=AtqRsMeVz1U

:D

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imagardener2
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Those are gorgeful!!


Now I want one more than ever! And there's no place around here to get one... poot!

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Hmmmm, I feel a road trip coming on!!
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