I've forgotten it's name...again!

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  1. noisette47

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    Dammit! This is getting repetitive. I'm sure I asked about this time last year, but obviously didn't write down the answer :wallbanging:
    Could some kind soul put me out of my misery, please? :biggrin:20200922_103358.jpg
     
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      Mirabilis Jelapa came to my mind too
       
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      I can see why, but no...the flowers are curved, stems more square and hairy, toothed leaves
      20200922_154725.jpg20200922_154714.jpg
       
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Some kind of impatiens ?
       
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        Got it! Strobilanthes atropurpureus. Fancy forgetting that :biggrin: There are a couple of beautiful S. species with coloured leaves, but they're not very hardy. Several (hopefully) indelible labels duly made :)
         
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        • pete

          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          I don't know how anyone could forget a name like that. :dunno::whistle:
           
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            New pics help.
            Glad you got the name.
            I love those drooping flowers.
            STROBILANTHES  ATROPURPUREA 09-Sep-17 3-30-57 PM.JPGSTROBILANTHES  ATROPURPUREA 09-Sep-17 3-30-25 PM.JPG
            STROBILANTHES  ATROPURPUREA 09-Sep-17 3-30-16 PM.JPGSTROBILANTHES  ATROPURPUREA 09-Sep-17 3-30-31 PM.JPG
             
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              I'm very fond of it because it seems to be thriving despite 4 solid months of rain in winter and then 4 months of heat and drought in summer. Not many plants do!
               
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                Well done noisette, now the 'EXPERTS have shown themselves up' LOL.
                 
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                  Not a very kind remark?? Everyone's an expert with Google at their fingertips.....
                   
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                    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                    Strobilanthes atropurpureus.
                    Just a reminder in case you have forgotten again. :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
                     
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                      That's easy for you to say Pete.
                       
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                        @Mike Allen, who on here has ever claimed to be an expert?:scratch:
                         
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