Shrub, spreading, 2–3 feet high. Leaves are simple, alternate, green above and gray-green (felted) below. Flowers resemble fuchsias, ½–¾ inch long tubes hand from brancehes like little bells. Long flowereing (late fall into spring). Cultivars include reddish-flowered ‘Carmine Bells’ and white-flowered ‘Ivory Bells’.
Oval ears; Serra Mall at GSB; Sweet Hall; Tresidder Lot islands; 340 Bonair (‘Ivory Bells’); Memorial Auditorium main entrance off Serra Mall (‘Ivory Bells’).
Related material: Stanford Grounds Plant Information Sheet. List No.12, p.10.
About this Entry: John Rawlings authored the main text of this entry ca. 2005.