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Lisa111Lisa111 Posts: 8

imageHi We saw this plant today and wondered if anyone can help with the name of it?

Thought it may belong to the Fuchsia family but not sure

Thanks

Last edited: 25 June 2016 21:43:52

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  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Well it looks like salvia hot lips but I've never seen one that big!

  • CloggieCloggie Cambs Fens but not black soilPosts: 1,444

    That's Hot Lips Hoolahan!  

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,569

    Hi Lisa,

    It's Salvia x jamensis 'Hot Lips', a fairly hardy perennial plant.  Really unusual flowers, aren't they!  I believe sometimes they are all pink, or all white, depending on the temperature.  The leaves smell of blackcurrants, too.

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • Lisa111Lisa111 Posts: 8

    Thanks all for the quick replies...problem solved :-)

    PS we saw this at Broadway in the Cotswolds today 

    Last edited: 25 June 2016 21:54:00

  • CloggieCloggie Cambs Fens but not black soilPosts: 1,444

    Mine is a peachy colour but I guess you could call it pink?

  • Mine has some blood red flowers (definitely not pink or peachy), some white, and some mixed. It is supposed to be determined by temperature, but I don't see how that explains my mixed colours.

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