Biloxi, MS(Zone 8b)

Just bought this today but have no idea what it is.....anyone know?

Thanks
Gloria

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Chariton, IA(Zone 5b)

It is a Mandevilla, but am not sure which one. I love them. Just got two of them in the mail yesterday.

Dipladenia is another name for them and I'm not sure I have it spelled quite right. Just too lazy to go look it up.

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Sodwana Bay KZN, South Africa

To me this looks like a Barleria repens 'Rosea', family Acanthaceae.
Maddy

Chariton, IA(Zone 5b)

They are so similar that it is hard to tell without a closeup of the inside of the flower. The foliage looks the same to me. Which ever it is, I like it. If it doesn't vine around things, it probably is the Barleria repens, or do they eventually vine and wrap as well?

Biloxi, MS(Zone 8b)

That's what it is the Barleria repens(Coral Creeper) in this neck of the woods it's a ground cover. Thanks all.

http://www.hortpix.com/pc652.htm

Chariton, IA(Zone 5b)

It is pretty, Glory. Wouldn't survive the winters here. I am never too old to learn something and since I like the mandy's so well, just assumed. Thanks Maddy, for teaching this old gal something new.

High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

could it be Mandevilla splendens??? http://www.streetside.com/plants/floridata/ref/m/mandev.htm

Biloxi, MS(Zone 8b)

No,
it's the Coral Creeper....I have the Mandevilla and this flower is much smaller and is a Coral color.

Sodwana Bay KZN, South Africa

Hi Brugie, you are so right, learning is an ongoing process! :-) I just happened to recognize it because I am growing it as a groundcover in my garden.
The two large green bracts at the base of the plant are diagnostic for Barleria repens. They are persistent and later turn brown as the seed pod develops, protected within. Size of course is another criteria, but this is often hard to tell from a picture.
Glory, it will benefit from a regular pruning back, or else it can get rather lanky.
maddy

Biloxi, MS(Zone 8b)

Maddy,
Thanks so much.

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