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Small Purple Flowers (Duranta repens)

Not sure what it is, but I love this color.



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It is lovely.

21 Oct, 2008

 

It's a beautiful colour. I wonder what it's called.

21 Oct, 2008

 

It really looks nice and stands out against that green...

21 Oct, 2008

 

I tell you what it is: Duranta repens. I have many in my garden, the shrub gets orange berries, which the birds like and the butterflies are attracted to the flowers. Watch out for its nasty thorns though, I once got pricked and had a nasty reaction, they are slightly toxic. Those little trainlings dangling there are more than likely going to be the orange berries, which come in clusters.

22 Oct, 2008

 

Gardengem,

Duranta repens is native to the State of Florida where you live. They are very easy to grow and will naturalize easily.

22 Oct, 2008

 

Thanks guys... and thanks for the info Marguerite! I have also seen these in a butterfly garden I visited.

That is interesting that they are native here, Delonix. I have never seen them in the wild, and I don't think I have ever seen them in home gardens. But that may be due to the thorns you mentioned Marguerite.

22 Oct, 2008

 

I recently purchased one of these. I like how the flower clusters hang down. They remind me of wisteria from a far.

10 Nov, 2008



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