Arlene, I think you're right, looked on botany.com for clear description, I'm pretty sure it's not the one in the database here though. Widow's tears, monkey face flower? there are several names. I am starting a cutting for you.
Sorry Tig I still think its a Streptocarpus but a trailing sort which doesn't have rosettes of strap like, wrinkled leaves, there are distinct Streptocarpus species (Streptocarpella in some quarters) which have small stalked leaves.
Without the flower it would be very difficult to tell it was a Streptocarpus because of the leaf being so different.
Nan is right, it's streptocarpella, also called Blue Angel. It is sold by Park Seed. They root easily from tip cuttings, can't stand cold water on the leaves and don't like cold wind either. We sell them in baskets in the spring.
arlene, it took me forever to tell, and I have the plant right here. Want to start a co-op for glasses!! :)
thanks for the tips Cala, that will help me share it in the spring.
Arlene, I take it you don't have it??? is that what I'm hearing?
I have a baby of one, variety 'Boysenberry Delight' and can't wait for it to bloom!
Streptocarpus also has a group known as unifoliates. Those grow a single leaf (hence the name). As with all the Gesneriads, the flower stalk arises at the base of the leaf. The single, straplike leaf can get huge (I have heard stories of them getting a yard long. Only stories to me.) in some species, and the (I think they're) panicles come up, bloom, (each leaf will have many in series), and then the plant's life cycle is done.
I have one unifoliate,and it's a baby one. Wouldn't you know that's the ONE PLANT bunny Shana got to on a wandering day. My one unifoliate is a hemi-foliate! (or is that semi-foliate? Latin was 30 years ago...)