TWG: One of my favourites in the front garden. Pity the bush as a whole looks so untidy with half open, fully open and half dead blooms. Each single bloom is beautiful and attracts lots of bees and other insects.
A grand flower. Water droplets always improve flowers.
Adrian, I agree, water drops seem to bring them to life.
I think their ephemeral nature makes us appreciate them more. Lovely photo.
Wilma, you just have to get close to appreciate how delicate they look.
Beautiful flower and I love the water droplets on it. I had no idea that such a "tropical" flower would grow over your way! Do they require specially looking after in the garden? The ones I have in my garden have simply been grown from a cutting and do well by themselves. They are the more common varieties - the special ones - bigger blooms and more exotic colors - need special treatment - which unfortunately I don't have the time to give them!
Mick: I think there are lots of different types. I bought a couple years ago from a local garden centre. One refused to grow and died. This one really took off. Some varieties come from areas with very cold nights and I do nothing with mine. It has survived down to -10C in the winter. They do like plenty of Sun though. It is near the front of the building facing South and probably gets reflected warmth from the bricks.
Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John