Name that plant please

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Hello all, I have recently started gardening and brought some plants from local nursery. I live in a country where the language is not my own so trying to get a name for them is a little difficult, I have searched the net but can't really tell from a picture what they are, so please can anyone help with name and how to care for them. The weather here is hot hot hot, now just coming into rainy season so will be getting a lot of rain. Can anyone help please?
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Does it need shade, what's is it?
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Love the colours
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Will this spread?
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What is it?
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So lovely but what is it?
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 10, 2015
    Can you send the names on the tags to decifer what they are to research. The yellow and green one is croton. Right now I am drawing a blank but send the info from the tag and ill try to figure it out.

  • Ms.saltlife Ms.saltlife on Nov 11, 2015
    wandering jew

    • Cheryl Cheryl on Nov 11, 2015
      Tradescantia wandering Jew, the purpule/red one 👍 Many thanks to you Mssaltlife

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Nov 11, 2015
    Hi Janet, they don't do plant tags here, they may do at one of the bigger nurseries but that's quite a ride away. Many thanks for the name croton, I will have a look just now and read up on that plant. Once again many thanks

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 11, 2015
    The purple plant is amaranthus blitum, I believe the yellow on is an amaranthus as well but I have not located the name yet. Still looking...

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 11, 2015
    The green and white leaved plant appears to be a varigated fushia. Google images of varigated plants and see what you think yea or nay.

  • Linda Dunkin Linda Dunkin on Nov 11, 2015
    If you go to a plant shop, you would find all of these plants in a planter. The plants are all part of the Croton family. The fern-like plant is just that. A fern that is used in a planter for filler.

  • Michelle Michelle on Nov 11, 2015
    I believe the yellow and green shrub like plant (caption says Love the Colors) is a Eunonymus (sp?). I have one in my yard and it is beautiful. The purple one is a type of Wandering Jew. Not sure about the others.

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    • Michelle Michelle on Nov 11, 2015
      @Janet Pizaro I'm sure you're right. I was just going by what the ones I bought were tagged as at the nursery, but we all know that tags and such can get switched around!

  • Karen L Amand St Karen L Amand St on Nov 11, 2015
    I believe number 1 is a purple sandcherry bush or plant, number 4 is a varigated dogwood bush or plant .they will grow best in a sunny spot.

    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 11, 2015
      @Karen L Amand St These plants are annuals her in NewYork. Purple sandcherry is in fact a tree.The same goes for the varigated plantit is not a dogwood bush.

  • Michelle Michelle on Nov 11, 2015
    Okay, I'm sure you're right, but those were what the nursery I got mine from had tagged them as.

    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 11, 2015
      @Michelle I understand that it happens quite often, So if you are not sure instead of answering the questions google photos of the plants. Giving answers that are not correct will make the homeowner more confused, I managed a garden center for many years. Sometimes leaves look alot alike but there are so many varieties it is very hard to distinguish.

  • Jennifer Jennifer on Nov 12, 2015
    #1 - purple plant - looks like a ruby plant #2 - variegated yellow/green leaves - looks like a Croton (house plant) #3 - fern like - looks somewhat like asparagus fern but could be something else #4 - variegated creamy white/green leaves - looks like a type of euonymous shrub #5 - yellow leaf shrub - turkey run hosta perhaps? IF so, prefers shade

  • Karen L Amand St Karen L Amand St on Nov 12, 2015
    ok ,here in Canada we have bushes. thanks

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Nov 13, 2015
    I haven't had time yet to read up on all the names you've all been so kind to suggest, I will over the weekend do some research to confirm the names. I'll let you know what I find and post a pic of where their planted in my garden. Big thanks to you all 😊

  • DORLIS DORLIS on Nov 19, 2015
    No 2 looks like a croton and could the 3rd one be an asparagus fern?

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Nov 20, 2015
    Verigated dogwood I've looked up and think it is the one, also cronton pretty sure that it is. Just looking now at the other names that you've all so kindly given.

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Nov 20, 2015
    Ruby plant, looks vert much like pics on Google. The fern one not so sure about.

  • Judy Judy on Nov 21, 2015
    1...looks like purple basil 2...is a croton house plant 3...is an asparagus fern...houseplant...looks good in hanging basket 4...looks like snow on mountain 5....looks like a type of croton....houseplant hard to tell by pictures

  • Veronica tucker Veronica tucker on Nov 21, 2015
    the colorful one is definately a Croton

  • Peggy Rickard Peggy Rickard on Nov 24, 2015
    #1 looks like Purple Heart. #2. Croton. #3. Looks like rosemary and/or Asparargus fern. #4. Hosta. Would love to know the name of #5.

  • Karen L Amand St Karen L Amand St on Dec 12, 2015
    Verigated dogwood# 4. Purple sandcherry bush #1