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"Piss Off" plant", Coleus canina ?

Vcoerulea gwills at duesouth.net
Tue Feb 25 17:56:54 EST 2003

"Cereoid+10" <cereoid at prodigy.net> wrote in message
news:J9d6a.313$zT.252 at newssvr16.news.prodigy.com...
> Coleus caninus (Roth) Vatke (note spelling) is correctly named
> 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
> 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
> !
> >
> > <quote>
> > I just read today in "garden west" magazine that there's a new plant
> developed
> > in Germany that's a natural dog repellent. It's called "Piss Off" plant,
> coleus
> > canina. Developed by Dieter Stegmeier in Germany. I'm not sure who would
> carry
> > it in the States. </end quote>
> >
> > Has anyone information on the truth of the claims ?
> >
> > Dennis

Cereoid: I agree with your assessment and commend your restraint.

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