Don't have an account yet? If is associated with an Alamy account you'll receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password. Do you have questions about our image licenses? By Sonia Day Special to the Star. Recommended For You Breakfast Beat: Red and white gladiolus tunedin Fotolia. To increase the power of its deterrent capabilities, pinching off the flower spikes as they appear will result in more leaves and bushier growth.
I'm not sure if it was spider mites or just the atmosphere in my greenhouse. I tried the plant out on one of my own cats, Sparky. Its serrated edged leaves, which are arranged in pairs on the bushy stems, are a grey-green colour and covered in fine, soft hairs. Proven Winners Plants Postulations. This was denied by the ECJ. Let us know whether Piss Off lives up to its name.
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In fact, originally it was bred in Europe as an ornamental, and only later was its unique animal-repelling feature discovered. More from Rodale's Organic Life: Discover the incredible benefit of urine in the backyard. Fotolia is now Adobe Stock. The nutrients in pee are highly available to plants, too—an extra plus. Phlox flower, pink tunedin Fotolia. A variety common in South Africa was relied on as reference variety for comparative purposes.
Synonyms Coleus caninus Coleus canina Plectranthus caninus is a herb in the mint family Lamiaceae , native to east Africa and southern Asia. This Garden Is Illegal. And if you live near Burlington, Vermont, the Rich Earth Institute is actively researching the collection and use of urine as a fertilizer and is looking for donations. The Piss Off plant is reputed to repel cats, dogs and rabbits. So comparatively speaking, sprinkling it on the soil in the garden is a pretty tame use.