On a walk around the mountains I came across several of these beautiful flowers, apparently growing wild. I think they are native to Hakone, Japan, but though I walked around a lot, I only found them in a small pocket, so nature has deployed them quite sparingly. What interested me was that the (I presume unopened - not finished) flowers were hanging like bells (you can see one in the picture) whereas the fully opened ones were as you can see. The plant itself was a bout 20 cms high and about the same in diameter. Does anyone have any ideas? The point being, I would like to have some in the garden. Thanks everyone.
On plant Please identify
- 5 Oct, 2010