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they don't look like heuchera flowers as I know them but new types may have been bred. Or heuchera leaves.
try looking at "Cortusa matthioli " or " Delphinium nudeicaule" both these plants are small (8") high with upright erect stems. They are both rockery plants - the flowers are very similar to your pictures. hope this helps
I think you're right with Cortusa - I just googled it and there is a red one called Atlas. Never heard of it before, not even as Alpine Bells so I'm learning something all the time from this site.
could be. Only ever seen the standard mauve. Not much info on the www is there
...I have to dispute Cortusa matthioli as the flowers on this are pinkish, more rounded bell shaped as opposed to elongated tubes in this case... also Delphinium nudicaule, whilst the flowers are a similar colour, on the Delphinium there is a 'spur' on the flower which is also hooked... I see nothing like that on these..... interesting though those plants are...
Yes, definitely not the delph. The leaves of this plant have someting in common with the cortusa though. Not convinced
We have had a local reply from a gardening friend and this is the plant we have.
Thank you all for your help in finding it.
It's a lovely plant. I've heard of ourisia but never seen it Thanks for coming back to us.
It is a lovely plant and grows well this far north with the colder weather.
probably not one for east anglia without a lot of help
I think if it grows in Orkney, I think that the warmth of east anglia would help it grow.
Warmth???? In East Anglia ???? We put the heating on for a bit this evening !!!!
.. I'm cuddled up with a hot water bottle....
We managed to get up to 11 C today so our fire is on now.
it's plenty cold enough here. it was the dryness I thought it wouldn't like
Dryness???? Haven't had a lot of that today either
Haven't you Dove? we had about 5min showers, twice. Not enough to measure in the rain guage. Enough wind to dry it off instantly
Showers? We've had torrents!!! I have been able to get out there between them, but they've been really heavy, real stair-rods, and have absolutely soaked everything - it comes straight down from the North Sea - you're a bit more protected being that bit further west
rain goes round us.