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Thursday, 31 May 2012

FFF28 - CHINESE PLUMBAGO

Ceratostigma willmottianum or Chinese plumbago is a deciduous shrub that provides great interest in early autumn when its slender stems bear pale blue flowers amongst the foliage that gradually turns red as the autumn season develops. This shrub is easy to grow in a sunny, well-drained spot and can be cut hard back in the spring where it can be utilised at the front of beds and borders in small or large gardens. The flowers are very attractive to butterflies.

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27 comments:

  1. Hi Nick, this is a beautiful flower ... the blue is really great, an eye-catcher ...

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  2. Beautiful flower viewing.
    Wishing you a good day :) Hugs

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  3. I haven't seen this type of plumbago, i love colors like this.

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  4. Gotta' love a flower that does all-season duty. Especially when it is the gorgeous color! I wonder why your live-traffic feed thinks I'm from Bell Buckle Tennessee? Have never been there in my life ;>). It isn't even close to Florida really.

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  5. Oh, Nix, what a pretty image. I don't have flowers this week. :( I'll see what I can do for next week. We are preparing for our trip South where I should get lots of flower images soon. :)

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  6. the color is awesome! what a stunning image!

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  7. this is oen of my favourite colors. Think I recognise the flower but am not sure.

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  8. Beautiful shade of blue... I love this simple flower.

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  9. Beautiful flower!
    It was unknown to me. Flowers that attract butterflies are highly desired in my garden.
    Thanks for sharing

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  10. Hey Nick! So THAT'S what a plumbago is! I have seen it written but did not know what the flower looked like. Amazing shade of royal blue!! Thanks for hosting :)

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  11. This is lovely! Not just a flower but a shrub and that's an idea I really like.
    Beautiful shot!

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  12. Beautiful flower and colour.

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  13. beautifully blue, your plumbago!

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  14. What a beautiful, rich blue!

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  15. Gorgeous shade of blue! Your plumbago is stunning.

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  16. nice , pure and calm >)

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  17. Love the color of the flower! Such a pretty blueee!

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  18. Gorgeous!

    And thank you for hosting this linky party - my first post and visit here!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  19. You always have the most beautiful flowers here. I had this in one of my planters last year and I'm waiting to see if it will come back. I hope so.
    Happy Weekend!

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  20. Wonderful photo! Have a nice weekend!

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  21. Your Chinese flower, I will just walk around my neighborhood to see if we have it here. How's your weather, lousy here, they tell me change of weather causing colds and flus. Been sick for 3 Sundays. It's Queen's birthday here, so I am lying low and rest.

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  22. What a beautiful blue flower! I don't know if we have those here...I don't remember seeing them!

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  23. What a fabulous shade of blue!

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  24. Rare blue flower, I like the photo.

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