Pretty Shrub ?

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Pretty Shrub ?
« on: September 19, 2023, 13:20 »
Sorry no 'photo.  The shrub is about 8ft tall.  The flowers right up the stems are salmon pink at 4 cms.  They are conical shape like bluebells.  The centres are bright yellow. with long stamen about another cm.  I wondered is it might be some variety of Fuschia.   Any ideas please.   Mrs Bouquet
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Re: Pretty Shrub ?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2023, 13:32 »
Is it evergreen or deciduous?

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Re: Pretty Shrub ?
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2023, 14:40 »
Yes, which means I am not sure  ::)  Mrs B

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Re: Pretty Shrub ?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2023, 08:46 »
It could be a Fuchsia but there's another shrub which has sprung to mind, unfortunately without the name! 
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Re: Pretty Shrub ?
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2023, 09:12 »
There are a few pink varieties of Phygelius  but P. Rectus African Queen seems to fit your description  :D

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Re: Pretty Shrub ?
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2023, 13:05 »
Oh, well done.   I have looked African Queen pictures and that is exactly what it is.  Many thanks, Mrs B

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Re: Pretty Shrub ?
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2023, 18:02 »
Mum has already answered your question Mrs. B but I'd already taken the pic so here's my phygelia.

What the picture doesn't show is what an out and out thug it is - mine has been cut down to the ground twice this year, but is now 6' high, and has burrowed under the path into the lawn, and is also growing between the concrete steps. Beware!  :ohmy:
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Re: Pretty Shrub ?
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2023, 08:32 »
That's the name I was trying to remember.

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Re: Pretty Shrub ?
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2023, 14:18 »
Yes that is the "Pretty Shrub" .    I now remember that I had one which was yellow.  In the end I had to get rid of it completely (which took a long time !).    I shall now just enjoy looking at it over my tall wall and impressing the neighbour with my knowledge with naming it  :lol: :lol:  Thanks everybody,  Mrs B


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