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Does anyone know what plant this is?

It was a small cutting but can’t remember who gave it to me, or where it came from! It reminds me of a large leaved fuchsia.

I’d like to put it in the ground soon as it’s getting big, but would like to know what needs it has first, before planting up! Thank you in advance! 

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,053
    phygelius?
    Devon.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,432
    Tbh, I thought it was a fuchsia !
  • Thank you so much! I think that is it! Nearly put it in the shady side, glad I didn’t now!   Hostafan1 said:
    phygelius?

  • AnniD said:
    Tbh, I thought it was a fuchsia !
    It does look similar but the leaves are much larger, the picture probably doesn’t show this well though! Thanks for the response :) 
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,716
    Phygelius are known as Cape fuchsias.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • DaisyRozanneDaisyRozanne Posts: 19
    edited May 2018
    Yes, but apparently cape fuchsia are not related to fuchsias, despite the name, they are closer related to foxgloves or penestemons. 
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,716
    Yes, but they look like fuchsias.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • They do look similar!
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