Found this beauty when googling for something else. I'm just interested if anyone knows what it is. Thank you.
It doesn't look real does it. My knowledge of tender exotica is almost non-existent, sorry
Lavender Beauty for sure.
I thought it might be a Hibiscus but the stigma looked wrong.
Thanks everyone. I do hope it is real. Hibiscus lavender beauty is close but as Jim says the stigma is different (is it possible for it to be cut down for photographic style?). Those photos by Sharon Web are stunning Edd!
I agree about the stigma, I have seen quite a few Hibiscuses [ hibisci ? ] in the Carribean and they all have the long Stigma.
It is Alyogyne huegelii. This is an Australian genus in the same family as Hibiscus, the Malvaceae. It's also named Blue Hibiscus and Lilac Hibiscus.
Well done Flowerchild. You're right.
Wow Flowerchild The wealth of knowledge on this site NEVER ceases to amaze me . I suppose its a case of a hundred gardening heads being better than one.
Thanks SO much Flowerchild, I'm so glad I asked the question!
Here are a few more of the same I have now googled!
Oh my goodness - also seen or sale on Ebay!!! Think I should just settle with my simpler Hibiscus Bluebird though for now!