I was given this as an unrooted cutting last fall. I was told just stick in in compost and it will grow. well in the last few months in ahs grown large and now has flowers held at the end of 4inch/10cm flowering stems.
any ideas peeps?
Could it be a Streptocarpella?
thanks for trying but that aint it.
note the right angle bend of the flower.
Looks like streptocarpella to me too, we call it Blue Angel here.
I've searched the net and none of the flowers are the same. the bend of the flower is on them all and isnt a fault just on these 2. I'll photograph the leaves tomorrow.
sorry that isnt it either. tomorrow I'll photograph the whole plant and the leaves.
none of the plants suggested so far have flowers with the 90* bend.
I got mine from Dibley's originally. Don't know if they have a website, but they specialise in this family. Haven't time to look now, sorry.
Mark... is the plant a skullcap? http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/galleries/scutellariagale.html
have you posted a picture of the leaves yet?
I'd also say your plant is a Streptocarpella - the flower is almost identical to mine, including the 90* angle between the petiole and the flower.
Do you need a picture?
thanks Philomel but none of them are it.
Maddy can I see a photo? can you send me a list of bulbs you might have.
Check out Rob's Violet Barn, they specialize in gesneriads,
great descriptions of streptocarpella there.
P.S. I don't know how to hyper-link yet so it's www.robsviolets.com
I couldn't find any Streptocarpella on that site. Don't mix up Streptocarpus and Streptocarpella, they are different genera and have quite a different growth habit, too.
Mark, I will go and take a picture of mine now. I'll mail you shortly.