gwinnett county, georgia, United States
I saw a shrub at a local park today and I did not recognize it. Maybe someone can tell me the name from a description..... It was about 3-4 ft tall and had 2 inch smooth edged oval leaves that came to a point, and small about 3/4 inch flower at the end of the branch. The petals were tubular and curved upward forming a cup shape. There were many petals on each flower but the most distinctive thing about it was that the flowers were so dark a red they looked almost black.
The plants were in full sun and are just starting to bloom in my area, (southern US zone 7). It was a lovely plant and I'd appreciate any guesses so I know what to look for.
- 23 May, 2010