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"Piss Off" plant", Coleus canina ?

Cereoid+10 cereoid at prodigy.net
Sun Feb 23 18:53:13 EST 2003

Coleus caninus (Roth) Vatke (note spelling) is correctly named Plectranthus
caninus Roth.It is a weedy annual species widespread in eastern & southern
Africa and India. There is nothing at all new about the plant and it is no
more a dog repellent than any other foul smelling plant. The allied
perennial Plectranthus neochilus Schlechter would be a better choice because
the foliage smells like a skunk!!!

Marigolds would work just as well.

Dennis G. <degoos at telus.net> wrote in message
news:3e5936ff.5412743 at news.telus.net...
> Below is a quote from a garden forum on the web. I've lost the URL already
> <quote>
> I just read today in "garden west" magazine that there's a new plant
> in Germany that's a natural dog repellent. It's called "Piss Off" plant,
> canina. Developed by Dieter Stegmeier in Germany. I'm not sure who would
> it in the States. </end quote>
> Has anyone information on the truth of the claims ?
> Dennis

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