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Tibouchina heteromalla - Silver Leafed Princess Flower


Tibouchina heteromalla - Silver Leafed Princess Flower (Tibouchina heteromalla - Silver Leafed Princess Flower)

Silver Leafed Princess Flower blooming in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. They are blooming all around now. The flowers are more purple than how they appear in this photo. Photo taken August 14, 2010.



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I have a juvenile Tibouchina which I'm hoping is just about to throw up a flower spike.
They also have really attractive foliage in my opinion.

26 Aug, 2010

 

Meanie:

Which Tibouchina species do you have?

There's a dozen species or so which grow here.

26 Aug, 2010

 

Sorry Delonix, I don't know. I bought the plant at a local charity plant sale for 99 pence!!

26 Aug, 2010

 

Meanie:

When it blooms you'll find out. : > )

The most commonly grown one in CA is Tibouchina urvilleana - Princess Flower.

26 Aug, 2010

 

If it blooms!!!!

26 Aug, 2010

 

Meanie:

If it's T. urvilleana -- it should start blooming soon...as it blooms from summer through winter and will rest briefly during spring. Although, I have seen large trees in the San Francisco Bay Area bloom all year.

26 Aug, 2010

 

lots of beautiful pictures on here,

27 Aug, 2010

 

Yorkshire:

Yes, GoY has some terrific photographer...doesn't it?

28 Aug, 2010

 

actually I meant your photo's, but then have to agree about GOY there is some lovely photography put on,

28 Aug, 2010

 

Yorkshire:

Thanks! : > )

28 Aug, 2010

 

your welcome

28 Aug, 2010

 

Tibouchina is one plant I've never grown, but have always wanted to grow. This one is just lovely.

1 Sep, 2010

 

Bernieh:

Thanks! : > )

Most species are very easy to grow. I'm sure they would do well in your climate.

Tibouchina granulosa - Purple Glory tree which has more of purplish-pink flower is my favorite.

2 Sep, 2010



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