Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Purple Flowering Tree

I got this flowering tree at Walmart last year. It didn't come with any information and it was the last one they had, so I don't know the name of it. Instead of planting it in the ground, I potted it so I could bring it in during the winter. I was afraid it may not survive outside, as our winters can sometimes be brutal.
It has a ton of beautiful purple flowers all summer long. In a few weeks I will be bring it back in side so I can enjoy it again next year!

9 comments:

Darlene said...

That is sooooo pretty! I LOVE those purple flowers.♥

Cynthia said...

I can't remember the name of it but is IS a tropical so unless you are in garden zone 10 or higher, you're right to bring it inside. It is lovely. I've eyeballed that plant around here a few times but it's not hardy here either.

Team Messer said...

Did the flowers (we were told were tulips but were really lilies) ever come up for you? I had two come up last year which I didn't expect since I planted them late. None came up this year and then I had to transplant them again. Hope you've had better luck =)

Darlene said...

I came back by to tell you I can't wait to try a LOT of the recipes in that cookbook. They look and sound really good. It also came with a card to send in for a free year subscription to Taste of Home healthy cooking magazine, so a little bonus!

I don't think so, mate. said...

Hi! I have this as a large tree - towering over the roof - in my back patio in Melbourne, Australia. I have been wondering what it is, because I love the flowers in summer - incredible! I came across your site while searching and did a bit more and it seems as though this tree is called 'Tibouchina'.

http://www.thelovelyplants.com/tropical-shrubs-trees-for-lovely-flowers-tibouchina/

http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s2040246.htm

I hope you still have your lovely potted one!



Anonymous said...

Someone gave me a start off of this out of their backyard. So I wonder if it would survive the Oklahoma winter? The girl who gave it was here in oklahoma also.

HALIF Foundation said...

What you have is mexican putunias, you can multiply if you plant in the ground they will come back every year. Im a landscaper and I use them all the time. hope this helped thanks

Anonymous said...

Half Foundation is right. Someone around here has the plan and i've aleays wanted to know the name,thanks to this page I now know. One thing I love about the plant is that is very nice on NYC summer then it looks like is dead on winter but it comes to life the next summer:)

Joyce Kelley said...

I have one of these plants as well, also in a pot. However, my plant doesn't bloom as heavily as your plant. Are you using any type of fertilizer? I do have to bring it inside for the winter; I live in East Tennessee.