Translated, this is called a trumpet flower. I have no idea if this is the correct English name and will not waste my time looking.
I bought this as a tiny plant, having no idea what was in store. I watched this grow in a monster as tall as me. Until recently, there was not sign of any budding flower.
When colour finally appeared, I decided that this was not worth the wait nor the space these (I had planted two) monster took. Unfortunately, the cast shadows on better flowers and stunted their growth.
As seen on every table of the Dubai Airport first class lounge in the new terminal...
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.