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Does anyone know what this plant is?

Postby Mike in Greely » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:19 pm

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Here is the flower in close up

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This is growing at a friends house in England but they dont know what it is.
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Re: Does anyone know what this plant is?

Postby Mike in Greely » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:53 pm

A bit more information, she does not know if it is a annual or perennial, she bought it at a local supermarket and it has been flowering since june, and she says the stems are fleshy (not sure what that means)
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Re: Does anyone know what this plant is?

Postby orchidguy » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:07 pm

Mike,

That looks like the tropical plant Tibouchina. They make great houseplants if it is, so she should be bringing it in soon before frost hits.
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Re: Does anyone know what this plant is?

Postby HeidiPG » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:15 pm

Dan beat me to it, but I agree, specifically, Tibouchina urvilleana. Not an outdoor plant for cooler seasons for sure, rated Zone 9-11 in USDA Zones. In its native setting it is a vining plant going 12-15 ft.
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Re: Does anyone know what this plant is?

Postby Mike in Greely » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:21 pm

Thank you, i looked it up and yes thats it, it is also called the Princess flower https://www.thespruce.com/princess-flow ... le-3269233
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Re: Does anyone know what this plant is?

Postby Laura » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:11 pm

Wow ... what a beauty !
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