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Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
Aug 1, 2015 6:16 AM CST
A friend sent me this from a garden in London. I thought it might be a kind of Physalis but can't find one that has this colour flower, and the leaves look wrong.

Any ideas?
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bamira
Aug 1, 2015 7:18 AM CST
definitely not physalis I tip my hat to you.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Abutilon

maybe Abutilon megapotamicum or cultivar
Trailing Abutilon (Abutilon megapotamicum)
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frostweed
Aug 1, 2015 7:53 AM CST
I think it is a Malvaviscus Malvaviscus penduliflorus
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Horntoad
Aug 1, 2015 10:26 AM CST
I'm not sure about the exact species or cultivar, but I believe that is a type of Physalis called Chinese Lantern.

http://www.outsidepride.com/seed/flower-seed/physalis/chines...

https://www.google.com/search?q=chinese+lanterns+plant&rlz=1...
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Moonhowl
Aug 1, 2015 10:58 AM CST
I tend to agree with @Bamira , trailing Brazilian Bellflower Abutilon megapotamicum. The pic Sue posted shows the calyx, not the blooms.


http://www.plantthis.com.au/plant-information.asp?gardener=7...

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bamira
Aug 1, 2015 2:17 PM CST
Horntoad said: I'm not sure about the exact species or cultivar, but I believe that is a type of Physalis called Chinese Lantern.

http://www.outsidepride.com/seed/flower-seed/physalis/chines...

https://www.google.com/search?q=chinese+lanterns+plant&rlz=1...


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/gardening/article-1054890/Ga...

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Physalis the leaves on the base taper, teeth is not
Abutilon has teeth, leaves on the base inside, the shape of the heart
common names of the two plants is the Chinese lanterns
I tip my hat to you.

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kniphofia
Aug 2, 2015 12:45 AM CST
Thanks Bamira!

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