What did I buy?

northspruce(z3a MB CDA)July 8, 2013

I'm so lazy I don't even have a picture, but I was at Walmart stocking up on discounted perennials (mwahahaha) and I bought this small woody shrub without a tag. I'm hoping someone could name it from a description. The bad part is there was one next to it with a tag but I forgot the name. I think it started with C.

It's a small woody shrub as I mentioned, with shiny, roundish tough leaves that I think had a finely serrated margin. It's not a vine. The flowers are red and about an inch long, and look like a honeysuckle or a cigar plant. If I recall, they don't flare out at the ends at all but are just a straight tube. The tag said butterflies like it and it's perennial.

Any ideas?

Oh also I picked the right week where everything's discounted but not yet dead. I picked up several heuchera, a delphinium, a trollius, a Japanese iris, and a really nice Tradescantia. :D

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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

You probably saw its french name Certains Brousse, its latin name is quidem frutex. I think I nailed this one, especially for a beginner :)

SCG

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 4:22PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Bahhh double post.....

This post was edited by SouthCountryGuy on Mon, Jul 8, 13 at 16:51

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 4:35PM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

Are you sure about those names SCG? They're not bringing anything up on Google searches...

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 5:24PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Yeahp....put them in a translator. :-)

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 5:31PM
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CLBlakey

You nailed it - definitely Certains Brousse

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 6:35PM
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nutsaboutflowers(2b/3a)

O.K. So what DID you buy?

We've been given French and Latin, but what about English? :)

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 8:46PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

I have a twisted sense of humor. Put the names in an online translator.

SCG

    Bookmark   July 9, 2013 at 8:05PM
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CLBlakey

Translation

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 12:11AM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

Okay I get it now. LOL.

On further investigation, the flowers are about an inch and a half long and do flare at the ends, and have a little yellow pattern inside. Still too lazy to take a photo. Any serious guesses?

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 1:23PM
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nutsaboutflowers(2b/3a)

I seriously guess you should post a photo, LOL, LOL ! :)

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 2:30PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Lol I wouldn't know even from a photo but would guess again if I am allowed.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 2:57PM
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CLBlakey

how about this

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 3:01PM
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north53 Z1b MB(zone 1b Canada)

weigela?

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 5:28PM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

Nope, I have a weigela, not that. The tubes are small and skinny. I'll go take a pic... sigh. LOL

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 9:19PM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

Here it is. I'm 95% sure the name started with C. I want to say Catalpa but that's something else. Something I wish I had, come to think of it.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 9:31PM
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donna_in_sask

Is it a Fuchsia? There are some that have those tubular flowers.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 9:56PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

No idea what your shrub is, but I had a catalpa for awhile. I got seeds in the Box of Seeds and had one that survived for a few years. And I was so proud of it! LOL

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 10:08PM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

Hmm it's a coral honeysuckle.

Hope it likes being a ground cover, because I have nothing for it to climb!

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 10:53PM
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donna_in_sask

Doesn't look like honeysuckle leaves to me...

Look up images of Fuschia 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt'.

This post was edited by Donna.in.Sask on Wed, Jul 10, 13 at 23:57

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 11:54PM
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kioni(3)

I second Donna. Fuschia Gartenmeister or Koralle. Not a hardy shrub for our zones. Cuttings easy to root, can be grown indoors thru the winter (although it doesn't grow indoors as well as it does outside). Supposed to be enjoyed by hummingbirds, I've yet to see them visit mine, but it could be they don't like where I've placed mine each year.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 12:08AM
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beegood_gw

This my Gartenmeister. It really does attract hummingbirds.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 9:44AM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

Thanks guys! Bizarre how the flowers look like honeysuckles but I see now that the leaves are fuchsias.

So is yours hardy Beegood? Does it die to the ground in the winter?

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 12:39PM
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beegood_gw

Mine is in a hanging basket. It would never winter out here. I don't bring it in for the winter. Just get a new one in the spring.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 4:32PM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

Whelp, that was a disappointing perennial bargain. :( I don't like it enough to be a $4 annual.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 9:17PM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

Just an update... The freaking thing was left in the garden over the coldest winter in 160 years, and it's...
wait for it...
ALIVE.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 4:38PM
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Ginny McLean_Petite_Garden

Hahahaha! Never judge a plant by it's price. :)

Ginny

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 6:05PM
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