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Monday, July 18, 2011

Ruby Tuesday - Ruby Red Mystery Flowers

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I've lost the tag to this plant and can't for the life of me remember its name. Can anybody help?

[Ed. note: Found it! 
Leycesteria formosa gold leaf. Common names: Himalayan Honeysuckle; Pheasant Berry.]




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9 comments:

forgetmenot said...

I have no idea what they are, but, gosh, they are pretty. Love the color and the petal shapes. Are they perennials and are they hardy and easy to grow? Those things are at the top of my list of desirable flowers. Mickie :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow they're beautiful. I don't garden any more -- just admire other people's work! And I love looking at yours. But I'm no help at all.

elvira pajarola said...

Oh, no, cara Christine...I wish I knew the name....but I have to say that this Beauty is just so very exotic and sublime.....and beautifully taken by you; all my very best compliments!!!!!

I love to discover your wonderful garden; I am wondering if you have got enough water....!

Certainly you have got a real "green thumb" and a big tlent to grow fantastic plants in your fascinating "jungle", Christine!!

Thank you so much for your lovely comments; I appreciated them so very much!!

ciao ciao elvira

Paz said...

Beautiful!

NellJean said...

When I can't identify a plant, I begin by ruling out the things it isn't. It isn't a fuchsia. It may not be of the clerodendrum family. Look closely at the leaves to see if they resemble anything else. Is the stem round or square? What do the leaves smell like? Is the flower fragrant? What is the growth habit?

Regardless, it is beautiful in bloom.

Christine said...

Thank you all for stopping by. I am still searching for the identification of this plant and will let you know when I find it. :)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Christine girl thank you for dropping by my place especially when I keep forgetting to visit you (red faced) Now for your plant .. it reminds me of my "southern bush honeysuckle" the leaf structure and colour are similar .. but my flowers are yellow .. BUT ! almost the same structure too .. so it is a conundrum that your flowers are red ! and gorgeous : )
That is my best shot girl .. it is a gorgeous plant no matter what it is !!
Joy

Christine said...

Thanks so much, Joy. I'm off to see what southern bush honeysuckle looks like - it's a new one to me.
And no need to be red-faced, girl. There are many times that I neglect my blogger friends and then have to catch up. Life is busy!

Christine said...

I found the name of this plant! It's Leycesteria - formosa gold leaf, or golden lantern. Commonly known as Pheasant Berry and/or Himalayan Honeysuckle (Joy, you weren't far off!)