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 Hello new here so my first posting image


I was given some pea like seed pods and this is what they grew to be. A beaufiful flowering shrub  . I would love to know just what its called  Can any one tell me  Please    regards Maxine 


  • XX Posts: 707

    Hi Maxine

    your plant is Clianthus puniceus, it's half hardy so won't survive a winter outside. It's evergreen and will grow to around 3m.

  • XX Posts: 707

    ....and nice to meet you by the way image

  • Thank you  Paula I now know what it is and  a bit more about  It did survive imagelast winter  because not knowing it was   it  got left outside .  I am going to save ALL it's seed pods . image   

  • Hi Maxine. Welcome to the forum.What a lovely plant.

  • Pennine PetalPennine Petal Posts: 1,540

    Welcome Mxine, what a pretty plant, I have never seen it before, so thanks for posting it. Just pitch in with a post at any time, we are very friendly and love to be able to find the answer to a puzzle!

  • Thank you for the welcome      Well P'Petal  I had never seen it before either but loved it so much . Now i know it's name I have Googled it ! now I know all about its likes n dislikes. Also saw seeds selling for £2.85 for 8 seeds mmmmm!!     I could make my fortune image  LOL  happy gardening   everyone 


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