Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

It seems so familiar but can't put a name to it. Can you? The leaves are real fuzzy, as is the picture, sorry:)

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Newberry, FL(Zone 8B)

No, but it looks like a plant that i need! wait....is that an achiminess? can't think of common name.

So pretty ,tiG, whatever it is.

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

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.

Newberry, FL(Zone 8B)

tig, hold on, i have one!!!

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

k, if it starts, I'll offer it up:)

Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

Is it the other form of Asarina-snapdragon vine, Mauranya (sp)? The picture is a little fuzzy but so is my brain. :)

Its a Streptocarpus species, there are several with a similar leaf form and habit.

Palmyra, VA(Zone 7a)

I'm with Baa, it's a Streptocarpus.

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

I took another picture, would you mind looking one more time, it really doesn't look like the streptocarpus, but that's lovely!
http://davesgarden.com/editgj/showimage.php?iid=3378

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.

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Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

that's it!! thank you! arlene, want one now? :)

SW, WI(Zone 4b)

Streptocarpella!

Plymouth, PA(Zone 5b)

Hey TIG

If you ever clip that can you keep me in mind please?
Tamlamb

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

I will! let me get it growing:) I have to learn it first and make sure I do it right!

Newberry, FL(Zone 8B)

Tig, look at these pics.... i have one in purple and one in deep pink, these are called widows tears, clowns face? etc.


http://images.google.com/images?q=achimenes&num=20&hl=en&start=0&sa=N

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

no, it is the streptocarpus. I found the exact one I have, I just took a bad picture.
http://aoki2.si.gunma-u.ac.jp/BotanicalGarden/PICTs/streptocarpus.jpeg
arlene, thanks for the google search, I always forget about that!!!!!!!!!

Newberry, FL(Zone 8B)

tig, i think i just need glasses, what an unusual flower, is very pretty.

Deep South Coastal, TX(Zone 10a)

Tig
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.
Cala

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

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?

Now Tig are you sure this time? LOL

For anyone interested in botany the genus Streptocarpus is divided into 2 sub genus - Streptocarpus (strap like leaves) and Streptocarpella (stalked leaved like Tig's plant).

Streptocarpella has annual and perennial forms so if you find a species name all the better.

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

it really was hard to tell, I had to go through 20 or 30 pictures before I got to mine! I thought she's right, no she's right, no she's right!!

Villa Rica, GA(Zone 7a)

We use to call it "Blue Daze" **

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

I have a Evolvulus that's Blue Daze, and at first I thought this was that.

Petaluma, CA

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...)
:)perL

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