Friday, February 3, 2012

Flowers: princess flower (Tibouchina urvilleana)





Princess Flower:
A native of Brazil, princess flower (Tibouchina urvilleana) is a glorious addition to tropical and sub-tropical gardens. Its large purple flowers and soft hairy leaves add interest and a burst of color to any landscape. It can also can be used as an indoor container plant in cooler regions, if full light and warmth is provided. Though it is usually a shrub here, it sometimes becomes large enough to form a small ornamental tree. It is also known as glory bush, purple glory bush.

This big bushy,shrub flower blooms in summer here in Auckland. The shape of the flowers and the leaves reminds me of the Singapore rhododendron.

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13 comments:

Ginny said...

I've never heard of this one, it's really beautiful!!!

Chris and Theo's Mummy said...

What beautiful flowers!!! xxxx

SquirrelQueen said...

Those are beautiful blooms. I have never heard of this one before but I wish it grew here.

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful flower, love the color.

Modern Mom said...

Gorgeous blooms.

Pink and White Lantana

Chelsea said...

Wonderful Collection of shots.

Maia said...

This princess flower is gorgeous. I love the soft lavender color of its delicate petals.
Your took a fantastic macro shot of this lovely flower.

Luna Miranda said...

i love this flower...especially the color.

Regina said...

Beautiful and delightful!

Have a great day!

NixBlog said...

Tibouchinas are wonderful flowers, Ann and you have captured them well.
Welcome to Floral Friday Fotos and thank you for participating!

LadyD said...

I have a Princess flower in my yard and I love the purple flowers. Thanks for stopping by!

Carver said...

The flowers are very beautiful. I love the one that's a lavender shade. One of my favorite colors.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Those are beautiful. The color is great.