Whats this bush ?

NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 782

Bought a bush last year and want to buy another one but lost the name tag

2 foot high and stopped growing ...perannual...woody...small trumpet like  red heads with dark green foliage..attarcts bees ...looks like a lavender head but smaller


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 11,917

    How possible would it be to send a photo? Could it be a sort of salvia?

  • Janet 4Janet 4 Posts: 63

    Could it be a Phygelius.Very like a Fuschia, but smaller  trumpet like flowers. The red ones are more common than the yellow one I have. Flowers for months and months. I take the labels off plants I buy and keep them in a seed tin my brother bought me. Reminds me of the plants I have had successes and failures with. Mainly slugs!

  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 782

    If you take the salvia flowers and attach them to a rounded bush and not an upright plant thats almost it

    Dont have a mobile as I hate them and 23 YO IT Expert son has fled the nest

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,692

    Rounded bush though Verd. Are penstemons not more upright? You'll certainly know better than me!

    I thought Wiegela at first but the 'lavender head' thing threw me. Without a pic we're you- know -whatting in the wind NewBoy! image

  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 782

    I used this sites selection process a few years ago to chose a bush that attracts bees and it gave me 1. A French Lavender 2. Cistus and the other one

    I will take the flower to a GC tomorrow and let you know

  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 782

    Took the flower head to the local GC and its a Hebe

    Thanks to you all for your assistance           image

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,692

    Verd- You keep your mox out of this.....image

    Wouldn't have guessed Hebe from the 'trumpet like heads' description though.image

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