SOLVED: unknown shrub

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

The gardener said it is a shrub. It had a violet-pink flower when I bought a couple of months ago. He could not name it. Any help here?

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High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

is it dapne arbuscula??? http://www.rmrp.com/Photo%20Pages/Indexes/PicIndex%20Frame.html

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

No, MVR. I forgot to tell you that the flower is trumpet-shaped and it does not flower in clusters like that.

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

I have managed to get a pic last week. The trumpet shaped flower is about 2 inches long. Notice a tendril like thing on the left of the flower. Hope this will help someone to get it identified.

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High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

Dinu, since u mentioned it has tendril could it be some type of mandevilla ... http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Apocynaceae/Mandevilla_splendens.html

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

MVR, it is not. Those buds could give some clue?

High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

thunbergia grandiflora??? http://www.floridata.com/ref/t/thun_gra.cfm, wish the color were the same, but the flower is similar in form though. i wonder if it comes in the color like the flower u got?

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

This one does not vine up but spreads like a shrub.

Westbrook, ME(Zone 5a)

It looks like some thing in the bignoniaceae family. The flowers look a lot like Saritaea magnifica but that is a vine also... http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=Saritaea+magnifica&btnG=Google+Search

Victoria/Australia, Australia(Zone 10a)

I think Poppysue is right. If it has tendrils mustn't it be a vine? If it has nothing to climb on,it will "climb" on itself. Your first picture looked to me like a Dahlia.
Cheers/Lisa

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

The camera I borrow does not have a high resolution and hence the sharpness is lacking in the many of my pictures in comparison to what I see here on the forums.

Well, I have seen this plant grown as a shrub, probably they maintain it like that. The link poppysue has given suggests that it is THE plant and I confirmed it in the web. Thanks. Yes, the tendrils are there and so it must be and it is a vine. I have to prune them up to look like a shrub.

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