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Plant sometimes commonly called Bumble Bee plant/Bee plant/shrub?

pariatepariate Posts: 77

I'm going bonkers here.  I recently stumbled upon a plant listing online, it was a plant that used to grow in my neighbour's garden and we never knew what it was.  Only a few days ago I came across it and thought I'd bookmarked it, but can't find it anywhere.  Have searched in vain.

The plant had very small green leaves and pinkish white flowers.  In summer it was almost literally swarming with bees, they absolutely loved it.  It was about 2.25m tall, could have been a shrub or a tree, can't quite remember whether or not it had a clear stem.  The page I found said that the plant was sometimes commonly known as a Bee plant/Bumble Bee plant, something like that.

If anyone can identify this plant for me, I'd be so grateful.  Could almost cry, it took me so long to find and can't quite believe I've lost it already.  We want to plant one in our new garden.

P.S.  When I say small leaves, I mean about 1cm long, maybe 0.5cm wide, possibly even smaller.  The flowers were around 1cm I think.



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