Fuchsia colored non-stop flowers
by Karen Lawrence
I got this plant at a Master Gardeners Plant sale two years ago. They did not know the name of the plant, but I bought it anyway because the flower was magnificent! It has clusters of thick, rubber feeling, spath-like grey-green leaves that form a sort of loose rosette. The plant spreads by shoots which eventually lay on the ground and form more upright shoots. The flower stems are about 1 1/2' to 2' long and have several buds along the upper part of the stem which open one at a time with papery bright fuchsia pink flowers with yellow stamens. It flowers very long - about 2 months. It's just about to finish up for the year. Can you tell me what it is?
Drought Smart Plants reply:
Hi Karen, boy this one has me totally puzzled. I really don't know what it is. Hopefully, someone will see it and recognize it for you.
Could it be a California native of some kind? I love the grey leaves, those are quite distinctive, and I know I would remember if I saw those anywhere.
It's a mystery...