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25/07/2013 at 20:36

 Hello new here so my first posting 


I was given some pea like seed pods and this is what they grew to be. A beaufiful flowering shrub  . I would love to know just what its called  Can any one tell me  Please    regards Maxine 

25/07/2013 at 20:56

Hi Maxine

your plant is Clianthus puniceus, it's half hardy so won't survive a winter outside. It's evergreen and will grow to around 3m.

25/07/2013 at 21:39

Hello Maxine - I would be very proud of myself if I'd grown something that lovely from a seed!  A gorgeous thing and I hope it overwinters ok for you.

25/07/2013 at 21:57

....and nice to meet you by the way 

26/07/2013 at 09:09

Thank you  Paula I now know what it is and  a bit more about  It did survive last winter  because not knowing it was   it  got left outside .  I am going to save ALL it's seed pods .    

26/07/2013 at 09:27

Hi Maxine. Welcome to the forum.What a lovely plant.

26/07/2013 at 10:23

Welcome Mxine, what a pretty plant, I have never seen it before, so thanks for posting it. Just pitch in with a post at any time, we are very friendly and love to be able to find the answer to a puzzle!

26/07/2013 at 17:02

Thank you for the welcome      Well P'Petal  I had never seen it before either but loved it so much . Now i know it's name I have Googled it ! now I know all about its likes n dislikes. Also saw seeds selling for £2.85 for 8 seeds mmmmm!!     I could make my fortune   LOL  happy gardening   everyone 


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