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What is the blue flowers?

Posted by darkeyes1955 (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 5, 14 at 12:51

Taken in St. Augustine, love the flower but what is it?


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RE: What is the blue flowers?

this isnt yoru pic.. is it???

if you stare at the pic.. you should note.. there is blue everywhere in that pic... blue in the cement.. blue in the palm ... blue highlights on the black mail box .. etc...

i think its been color adjusted to make that flower 'appear' bluer than it really is ...

i cant focus on any leaf.. for an ID guess ...

ken


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RE: What is the blue flowers?

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 5, 14 at 12:59

that could be Plumbago ariculata, and yes it is really blue.


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Guessing Plumbago auriculata.


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No, the pic is from the St. Augustine facebook page so I suppose it could have been altered. Darn, beautiful plant!


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RE: What is the blue flowers?

It is Plumbago auriculata, as others have said. It is very blue in real life but I also think the picture is slightly inaccurate.


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thanks flora ...

i understood the flower is really blue ...

my point was.. if you put it on a concrete patio.. against a white house.. you might be a bit underwhelmed.. and wonder why its not 'popping' ... like it does in this sublime pic ... two thumbs up.. to the photographer ...

its all about expectations.. of what you see in regard to marketing of a given plant ...

ken


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RE: What is the blue flowers?

Looks like plumbago to me as well, but it's paler in real life…..


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Still lovely though. I looked it up and it can only be grown here in zone 5 as a house plant. I don't have a lot of space though so I'm hoping if I keep it cut back for the winter it will get this pretty when I put it out for the summer.
Thank you for your responses.


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RE: What is the blue flowers?

Here in Philadelphia it's grown as an annual - buy it in the spring for a few bucks, let it die with frost, and pick some more up cheaply next spring if you enjoyed them.


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RE: What is the blue flowers?

Good idea. I have never heard of it around my area but I will check with the local garden centers to make sure it is something they usually carry in the spring.


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