Is this a myrtle?

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    Hi everyone, my neighbour has asked me the identity of this for a friend, I'm thinking maybe myrtle but it's not often I get it right
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    Interesting.
    I would love to see the inside of the flowers.
    Pretty sure it is not Myrtus as the flowers face out and are full of stamen.
    Leaves are tiny.

    myrtus communis flowers - Google SearchMYRTUS  COMMUNIS  TARENTINA 20-09-2007 15-59-56.JPG
     
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      Thanks @Silver surfer I've asked my neighbour if she can get a close up photo of the flower, particularly the inside.
       
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        My neighbour says that they believe it is a hellibore "winter bells" does that seem right?
         
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        How interesting.....
        Helleborus sahinii Winter Bells.
        The leaves are not like any Hellebore I know.
        But the flowers would fit as far as I can see.
        Amazing to have a Hellebore covered in flowers in September.

        just added to my wish list.


        Helleborus x sahinii 'Winter Bells' - Google Search


        Quote Plant Delight Nursery....
        "Helleborus x sahinii 'Winterbells' is one of the most unique hybrids in the history of the hellebore world...the first recorded success of the "impossible" cross of Helleborus niger and the distantly related Helleborus foetidus. Helleborus x sahinii was named after its discoverer and PDN customer, the late Dutch seedsman extraordinaire, Kees Sahin. Our 4-year-old plant of the evergreen Helleborus x sahinii 'Winter Bells' has made a 15" tall x 2' wide clump of dark green, hand-like, lenten rose foliage topped, starting in mid-January (NC), with cinnamon flower stalks ending in pendent flowers...creamy pink backs and green inside. Helleborus x sahinii will never go down as being the most stunning hellebore, but it is unquestionably the most unique. Since the original cross was so wide there is no chance for offspring from seed."

        Helleborus sahinii Winterbells PP 24434

        Helleborus x sahinii 'Winterbells' - Factsheets - Provender Nurseries - Wholesale Nursery in Swanley, Kent
         
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