Antrim, Northern Ire, United Kingdom(Zone 8b)

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?

Mark

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Antrim, Northern Ire, United Kingdom(Zone 8b)

thanks for trying but that aint it.

note the right angle bend of the flower.

Mark

Castelnau RB Pyrenée, France(Zone 8a)

Looks very like Streptocarpus glandulosissima to me. What are the leaves like?

http://davesgarden.com/showthread/215043.html

Antrim, Northern Ire, United Kingdom(Zone 8b)

cant find it on the 'net.

Mark

Deep South Coastal, TX(Zone 10a)

Looks like streptocarpella to me too, we call it Blue Angel here.

Antrim, Northern Ire, United Kingdom(Zone 8b)

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.

Mark

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

is this it?? http://209.35.205.88/houseplant/images/25.gif
I had a Streptocarpus that was just a tad different from the standard picture shown, but turned out to be one.

Antrim, Northern Ire, United Kingdom(Zone 8b)

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.

Mark

Castelnau RB Pyrenée, France(Zone 8a)

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.

High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

Mark... is the plant a skullcap? http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/galleries/scutellariagale.html

Sodwana Bay KZN, South Africa

Hi Mark,
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?
maddy :-)

Castelnau RB Pyrenée, France(Zone 8a)

This may help i hope: http://www.dibleys.com/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Streptocarpella__species_and_hybrids_4.html

Antrim, Northern Ire, United Kingdom(Zone 8b)

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.

thanks

Mark

Perrysburg, OH(Zone 5a)

Mark,
Check out Rob's Violet Barn, they specialize in gesneriads,
great descriptions of streptocarpella there.
Becky

P.S. I don't know how to hyper-link yet so it's www.robsviolets.com

Perrysburg, OH(Zone 5a)



http://www.robsviolet.com/
Wow!!! I did it!!!

Sodwana Bay KZN, South Africa

Hi BJ,
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.
Maddy

Blum, TX(Zone 8a)

Mark! Is it vine like? how about climbing snapdragon?

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