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13/07/2013 at 20:59

Bought a bush last year and want to buy another one but lost the name tag

2 foot high and stopped growing ...perannual...woody...small trumpet like  red heads with dark green foliage..attarcts bees ...looks like a lavender head but smaller

13/07/2013 at 21:56

How possible would it be to send a photo? Could it be a sort of salvia?

14/07/2013 at 07:48

Could it be a Phygelius.Very like a Fuschia, but smaller  trumpet like flowers. The red ones are more common than the yellow one I have. Flowers for months and months. I take the labels off plants I buy and keep them in a seed tin my brother bought me. Reminds me of the plants I have had successes and failures with. Mainly slugs!

14/07/2013 at 07:55


Can you post a picture?

14/07/2013 at 13:43

If you take the salvia flowers and attach them to a rounded bush and not an upright plant thats almost it

Dont have a mobile as I hate them and 23 YO IT Expert son has fled the nest

14/07/2013 at 13:51

Penstemon?  Not all are large flowered?



14/07/2013 at 14:03

Rounded bush though Verd. Are penstemons not more upright? You'll certainly know better than me!

I thought Wiegela at first but the 'lavender head' thing threw me. Without a pic we're you- know -whatting in the wind NewBoy! 

14/07/2013 at 14:55

I used this sites selection process a few years ago to chose a bush that attracts bees and it gave me 1. A French Lavender 2. Cistus and the other one

I will take the flower to a GC tomorrow and let you know

15/07/2013 at 15:48

Took the flower head to the local GC and its a Hebe

Thanks to you all for your assistance          

15/07/2013 at 17:22

I know Fairygirl.....just flummoxed, my mox has never been so flummed!  Now we know it's Hebe its so obvious.  I also thought it might have been a red flowered,Veronica but that too is upright.

Mind you, I have grown mound forming penstemons ....almost alpine like.


15/07/2013 at 18:23

Verd- You keep your mox out of this.....

Wouldn't have guessed Hebe from the 'trumpet like heads' description though.

15/07/2013 at 20:51

Exactly my thoughts magic one!

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