I received this at a swap and I have no idea what it is.
There are a couple of species of Zauschneria with broad, ovate leaves like this. I may be way out here but it looks like one of those. I will have to dig about for the species names though.
my first thought was red ruella.
let me look some more also
If I can offer any more info, please just tell me what you need.
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Any info would be great please, is it shrubby? Does it have a scent, approx how tall and wide the plant, leaves and/or flowers are? Does it flower now in your area or is this an older picture?
Thanks for the welcome Baa, I am glad I found this place. First off I got it at a swap and it was a tiny little thing. I kept it in the greenhouse up until this spring. Right now it is approximately 18" tall, and the blooms are about an inch to an inch and a half, they are sort of trumpted. I just put it in the ground about a month ago and it seems much happier. I have never tried this in full sun. First the greenhouse and now it is planted int he shade.
The picture is new!
I ran a search on Zauschneria and that dosen't seem to be it. At least from the pictures my search brought up. This reminds me of something in the Bleeding Heart Family with the foliage and the way the blooms droop.
cajunace, if its what i think it is its called ruellia elegans. heres a link to ithttp://uga.ovationsoftware.com/SummerTrials/2001/images/Ruellia_3170.jpg
hope it helps id it
Nope, still not it, I have the Cuphea. I have made a journal page with a total of 3 photos, this may help. http://davesgarden.com/editgj/viewentry.php?rid=16876
OK could it be Mitraria coccinea? (sorry guys don't know the common name if it has one)
how about this one?
i knew it was "red ruellia" just didnt know the correct name for it. i have one also, but had it labeled elegans..need to change it now..
had no idea there were so many ruellias available.
Got kids too, understand completely, just remember, when they become parents we will become genuses! Until then we are complete idiots! LOL!