what is this plant please

rjpringlerjpringle Posts: 35

hi can anyone tell me what plant this is please

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,487

    Looks like a Cape Fuchsia (Phygelius)

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • rjpringlerjpringle Posts: 35

    hey thank you it just appeared this spring and thought it was a weed so left it to see what flower it would produce as my partner likes weeds for the flowers for wildlife

  • LovetogardenLovetogarden Posts: 755

    I think it is a Phygelius too. It is a South African plant that is treated as a hardy perennial here. It grows about 2-3ft and like a sunny sheltered spot. Cut back to ground level in the spring to encourage new growth. other than that it needs very little attention, just the occasional feed and water in very dry weather, mine flower every year.

  • rjpringlerjpringle Posts: 35

    think i might have to move it then as it is growing on a patch of gravel must have been a seed dropped by a bird

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