ID please - penstemon or fuchsia type flower

chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,544


Anyone got any idea what this is?  I thought fuchsia, others thought penstemon, but not like any I have seen before.

it takes easily from cuttings

many thanks
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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,265
    Might be F. loxensis.
    Woke up again
    To my chagrin
    Getting sick and tired of
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  • B3B3 Posts: 10,538
    Phygellius. Devil's tears. It can be invasive if it's comfortable.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 3,241
    I would say they look more like Cape Fuchsia, Phygelius.
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,544
    Brilliant - thanks all.  Done some googling and phygelius it is ........what stars you are 🌟🌟🌟

    Its my Dad first attempt at growing something, and now he knows what it is 😀. He’s a very happy man 👴🏻
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  • floraliesfloralies Posts: 548
    It looks as if it is Phygelius "Devils Teas" @chicky. I have Phygelius in the garden but not the same one. I have to say I love the colour of yours. It can be quite invasive down here so a good plant to give divisions away to friends and family.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 18,205
    It's gorgeous @Chicky.   Good to know @Floralies.   I shall keep an eye out for some here.
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 22,347
    Mr Smug here, I identified it from the description in the title @chicky.
    " Sounds like Phygelius to me " I thought when I read it. 
    Devon.
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,544
    edited 27 September
    @floralies @Obelixx many thanks.  Might see if I can get him to do a few more and pinch one myself

    @Hostafan1 smugness well deserved .... or maybe it was my sublime skill in title composition 😉
    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
  • floraliesfloralies Posts: 548
    @chicky, Oops should be Devils Tears not Teas! I wonder what Devils Teas are!    :open_mouth:
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 18,205
    Lots of luscious chocolate cakes!
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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