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Tibouchina heteromalla - Silver-leafed Princess Flower


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

There's many of these shrubs flowering in Balboa Park, San Diego right now. They such ornamental shrubs for any garden. Photo taken Aug. 27, 2017.



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Wow that is stunning.

28 Aug, 2017

 

It's a pretty common shrub here. I've posted many on GoY in the past. :>))

29 Aug, 2017

 

Common to you but not me lol.

29 Aug, 2017

 

Yes, I know it's relative. :>)) It's a tropical shrub. It will tolerate just above freezing, below freezing it will die to the ground. If it doesn't stay cold for a long time, most likely it will come back from the roots.

30 Aug, 2017

 

So it could survive here if protected with lots of fallen leaves covering it over winter.

30 Aug, 2017

 

Most likely it wouldn't grow there; however, you never know until it's tried.

31 Aug, 2017

 

Just read about it says it can tolerate a light frost it would be ok here then if over wintered in a frost place which I have nt got lol.

31 Aug, 2017

 

Yes, it can tolerate a very light frost, from what I've read. I'm guessing a very established plant would come back from the roots, if it didn't get too cold.

2 Sep, 2017

 

Thank you Andy if I see one I might try it.

2 Sep, 2017

 

Yes, it would be worth a try. :>))

3 Sep, 2017

 

I can but try in a pot if I can find one.

3 Sep, 2017

 

Yes, I wonder if it's available there.

4 Sep, 2017

 

I have been looking locally prehaps the net might do it.

4 Sep, 2017

 

Yes, most likely on the internet.

5 Sep, 2017

 

I have nt found it yet but I shall keep trying

5 Sep, 2017

 

I saw several at Quail Botanical Gardens today. I really like this shrub.

6 Sep, 2017

 

I see one coming home with you Andy lol you ll have to get one.

6 Sep, 2017

 

LOL! No, I'll just enjoy the ones around San Diego. :>))

7 Sep, 2017

 

You could always put one by your front door in a pot.

7 Sep, 2017

 

By the front door there's already dozens of plants. No more room for any more plants there. lol!

10 Sep, 2017

 

Lol shame you have nt the room for one .

11 Sep, 2017

 

Yes, I know. I was just given several large very interesting plumeria variety cuttings yesterday. I need to find a place to put them. LOL!

12 Sep, 2017

 

Thats fantastic Andy jope they do well you ll have to find a place for them defienatly.

13 Sep, 2017

 

When I plant them, I'll post some pics. I'm still trying to decide where. :>))

15 Sep, 2017

 

lol you ll have to get a bigger garden thanks for letting me know you will be posting pictures of them.

15 Sep, 2017

 

Yes, new house and bigger garden. Lol! :>))

18 Sep, 2017

 

lol Defiently I would prefer smaller home bigger garden .

19 Sep, 2017

 

I want both! LOL! :>))

20 Sep, 2017

 

Bigger house means more house work unless youother half loves house work I would sooner smaller house more out bildings and a big green house but you would nt need a green house San diego is a one big one lol

20 Sep, 2017

 

If I had a lot of money for a large house and big property I would have a house-cleaner. lol!

22 Sep, 2017

 

Lol thats what my daughter has said if they van afford big houses they can afford some one to clean it . I hope you would treat your cleaner with respect and a decent wage if she is a good cleaner unlike I ve been treated when I ve been a cleaner even though I use to be a qualified typist for the biggest electrial company in the UK when younger you never know what fate throws at you.

22 Sep, 2017

 

No blooms on mine this year.

28 Sep, 2017

 

Penny,

I used to have a house cleaner every other week. Although, it's been a few years since I had one. I do miss her...she was such a terrific cleaner!

29 Sep, 2017

 

Meanie,

Do you have Tibouchina heteromalla?

29 Sep, 2017

 

No, T.urvilleana. Probably the best bet with our climate.

29 Sep, 2017

 

Thats nice to hear you miss your house cleaner.

29 Sep, 2017

 

Meanie,

That's a really beautiful tree, also. It grows here, also.

30 Sep, 2017

 

Penny,

Yes, I did really like her work.

30 Sep, 2017

 

I am pleased to hear you had a good house cleaner Andy.

30 Sep, 2017



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