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What is this plant, please?

PommesPommes Posts: 6

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This plant was growing in a large border in a public garden. A trailing plant, it  had leaves like a small fig leaf, but it was the shading of the flower colours which were particularly striking.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

Pommes.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,293

    Hi Pommes image

    It's Ipomoea lobata (the Spanish Flag plant).  

    I've got some in a pot growing up an obelisk by my front door image

    https://www.sarahraven.com/flowers/seeds/annuals/ipomoea_lobata_mina_lobata.htm 

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,819

    It looks very much like Mina lobata 'Firecracker'

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    Snap Dove

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  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Spanish flag I think. I spotted it on a seed website this very morning. image

    http://higgledygarden.com/product-category/all-seeds/page/2/

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,293

    Ladybird image

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,174

    remember that if you want to grow it, it is a half hardy annual, so plants should not go outside until after the last frost [ IMO, probably not till late June, as it is very tender ] It will die after the first frosts of Autumn.

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  • PommesPommes Posts: 6

    Wow!!! Thank you, everyone for your quick responses.  A definite purchase for next season.

    Pommes.

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