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Now I can't remember what this is...We just moved house and I brought some plants with me but I lost my list of names.





29 Aug, 2014


Hi, I agree with Teadrinker, looks like Pentas, possibly P lanceolata, can have pink, magenta,, blue , lilac, or white flowers, under ideal conditions, grows to about 6ft x 3ft, min temp 45f, Derek.

29 Aug, 2014


Hi, sorry, just loosed again, your flowers seem to have 6 petals, I think Pentas flowers only have 5, will have another think, Derek.

29 Aug, 2014


Hi, I couldn't think of anything else, but having enlarged the photo, it looks as though some of the flowers have 6 petals, whilst others have 5, so I think on balance, it probably is Pentas, Derek.

1 Sep, 2014


Thank you Derek, but I don't recognise the name Pentas, I used to know it but in the house move I lost my little book and I'm thinking it started with a B. I've had a good look on t'internet but can't find anything. Never mind though, t might turn up!

2 Sep, 2014


Rhodohypoxis baurii ? I got as far as remembering "bau...." then googled flowers beginning with that ! thank you by the way..

2 Sep, 2014


Hi, I ruled that out because the leaves didn't look hairy enough, Rhodohypoxis baurii, hasleaves that are quite hairy on both sides, these don't look hairy at all, Derek.

3 Sep, 2014

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