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Sunday, 7 June 2015

MY DAINTY PURPLE FLOWER.

There is this plant with small purple flowers in my garden that I have been trying to identify but so far have not been successful. I hope someone out there can help me with the identification of this plant. Today I want to share with you this dainty purple flower plant.

I bought this plant from the morning market in my housing area. At that time it was a small plant with a few purple flowers in a black plastic bag. The man who sold this plant to me mentioned a name in Chinese which I cannot remember.
Since I do not know its proper name, I will refer to this as my dainty purple flower plant. It blooms all the year round.

My dainty purple flower plants grows well in normal garden soil with good drainage. It does well in partial shade or under few hours of sunlight. I have not tried propagation through stem cuttings and hope to do so soon.
(Update on 19/8/2016 - Propagation through stem cuttings has been done successfully)
I love the bright purple colour of these flower buds. The stem are slim and quite brittle. The leaves are smooth and thin.
While I was taking this photo, I noticed one of my garden guests settling on the top flower, feeding on its nectar.

This bee was too busy feeding that it was not disturbed by me getting so close to take a snapshot.

The flower is only about 2 to 3 cm in width. I found that occasional trimmings encourage new branches and more flower.

It is a joy to see my dainty purple flowers swaying and dancing in the breeze.

She makes coverings for her beds;

she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

(Proverbs 31:22, New International Version-NIV)

30 comments:

  1. Hello, sorry I cac not id your plant. But, it is gorgeous, I love the pretty color. Lovely images. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. A happy week to you too.

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    1. Thank you, Theresa. Have a happy week.

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  3. Very, very beautiful Nancy. My wife & I planted a group of flowers and they are now coming up and they very beautiful. One is yellow with strips of fiery red colours. Once all the flowers are out I plan on taking many picture of all my flowers throughout my yard.
    Have a brilliant Sunday my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. Hi Paul, I am looking forward to see photos of your beautiful flowers.

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  4. Pretty purple flowers. I have no idea what it is called too. Hope you will know its name soon.

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    1. Thank you, Mun. Until then, it will be my dainty purple flower!

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  5. Wow, what great shots too. Fabulous.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Have a great week!

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  6. It would be nice to know their name, but we will just enjoy their beauty. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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    1. Yes, we will enjoy the beauty. Have a great week, Tom!

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  7. A beautiful flower and colour, I have never come across this flower before.

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    1. Looks like this is not a common flower.

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  8. Sorry I don't know the name, but flowers are so lovely:)

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    1. Looks like this is an uncommon flower.

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  9. What a gorgeous shade of lilac and such a pretty flower! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Tina. Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. It is very beautiful!

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  11. Purple is one of my favourite colour and no doubt this small dainty flower is very pleasing to my eyes. Am zero about the names of flowers too.

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    1. Purple is also one of my favourite. I have lots of purple flowers in my garden.

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  12. I don’t know its name, either. Such lovely shades of purple flowers which grow and bloom all the year round by occasional trimming, this is an ideal plant in the garden. Maybe you can increase them from a cutting or by self-sown seed.

    Yoko

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    1. Yoko, I love to grow more but somehow didn't get down to it yet.

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  13. So elegant the individual flower. And lovely to have so many blooming on the plant.

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    1. Even though the flowers are small, they are very pretty!

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  14. So beautiful, so purple. My favourite colour. Sorry, I am not so well verse with flowers although I love them. I will post my flower collages later so watch out for it in my blog. ;)

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    1. Hi Rose, I am looking forward to your pretty blooms.

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