Unknown Plant with Beautiful Lavendar Flowers

Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9bApril 8, 2013

Between the cracks in the rocks is growing this big plant. It is getting no water, and I can't get closer for a better shot.

I hope you can ID it.

I'd love to somehow reach up and clip some cuttings to try to reproduce it.

What is it?

Thanks!

Suzi

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

You might be seeing two different plants.
The shrub rooted in the crack below and
a smaller one it the upper crack. At least
that's what my eyes are seeing. The one
above looks like a Verbena, foliage and all.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 11:30AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

That would make sense because the flower does look like Verbena. Maybe the wind blew a seed there. I may have to purchase some seeds. It's beautiful! There is no other Verbena in the yard.

The leaves of the large plant are different from anything else around. I guess I'll have to watch to see if it blooms a different color.

Thanks!

Suzi

    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 12:15PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

I still want to know what the plant is. Anybody have an idea?

Suzi

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 11:48AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Desert Willow?

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 12:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Leafhead

Verbena is excellent for attracting butterflies.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 12:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

I hope that it is Chilopsis linearis, Desert Willow! Gorgeous flowers!

Wonder how it got into that crack, and I'm glad it did!

Thanks for the ID!

Suzi

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 11:16AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Help identify please!
Picked it up from home depot, titled "houseplant...
loveydovey71321
Help with the name this south Florida plant/bush/tree!
I live in Fort Lauderdale, FL and have this plant/tree/bush...
Shelly K.
Found these while clearing out some overgrowth
The stalk is kinda woody and the one i managed to pull...
tampapackrat
Help identifying plant
Hi everyone, I moved into a house over the winter when...
massakyr - Zone 2b/3a
does anyone know the name of this weed?
It grows almost like a ground cover in our rose bed....
oxford69
Sponsored Products
Circles Boot Tray
Grandin Road
Pillow Perfect 'Flowering Branch' Throw Pillow
Overstock.com
Antique Green Turkish 26 in. Urn Planter - 217254
$84.99 | Hayneedle
Home Decorators Area Rug: Churchill Beige W and Design 5' 3" x 8' 3"
Home Depot
Etching Rectangular: 5 Ft. x 8 Ft. Rug
$493.20 | Bellacor
Pure Garden Hose Roller Guides - Set of Four
$12.99 | zulily
Three Silvery Flowers - SILVER
$295.00 | Horchow
Cinnamon Spice Harvest Flowers Apothecary Table Lamp
Lamps Plus
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™