Florida Plant ID Please

Lakeland, FL

My neighbor has this growing in her yard. We have no clue what it is? She wants to give me some so I need to know what it is. Thanks, Corky

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South Florida, FL(Zone 10b)

I believe that is Thunbergia erecta. A beautiful shrub that flowers all year round. I have 3 different colors. Easy low maintenance plant, other than some fertilizer and a little pruning to keep it in shape, i don't do much with it. I think you will be happy with this plant.

Lakeland, FL

Hi, Thanks. Is there a common name for it? Marilynne

South Florida, FL(Zone 10b)

Yes, King's Mantle.

Alva, FL(Zone 9b)


Taylor Creek, FL(Zone 10a)

I planted some on a fence that looks like that. It has a vine type growth habit.

Lakeland, FL

yup it vines and bushes to. cork

Apopka, FL

It is not a Thunbersia. It is a Dipladenia which is a type of Mandevilla.
A Kings mantel is a bush and it has a purple flower. The Diplandenia is a nicer vine than the vine that is usually known as a Mandevilla in that it does not have such long vine runners. It also has shiny leaves as opposed to larger furrier leaves and it does not have as many fungal diseases as the Mandevilla.
Kings mantel is a bush and it has a purple flower. happy gardening

South Florida, FL(Zone 10b)

Jogrow2 please take a look at this link http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/61501/ and this is the Dipladenia/Mandevilla http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/4667/

High Springs, FL(Zone 8b)

Ha! I bought one of these a few months ago from a mom-and-pop nursery. The owner called it a "Mexican Bluebell", but didn't know the botanical name. Nice to finally get an ID!

Apopka, FL

jnana, I stand to be corrected on the thunbergia. The Thunbergia we have around here with the common name "kings Mantle" is purple. But with the many varieties of thunbergia, and hundreds of common names there can be much confusion.
For instance,I have a plant I call "Lava Leaf". My son renamed it from its original common name, "Chicken Gizzard" because no body liked the C.G. name and would walk away when it was said. That is an Irisene by the way. Thankyou.

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