Flower I.D. anyone??

MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,736


Found this beauty when googling for something else. I'm just interested if anyone knows what it is. Thank you.




  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,237

    It doesn't look real does it. My knowledge of tender exotica is almost non-existent, sorry

  • Lavender Beauty for sure.

  • Jim MacdJim Macd Posts: 751

    I thought it might be a Hibiscus but the stigma looked wrong.

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,736

    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!

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 5,214

    I agree about the stigma, I have seen quite a few Hibiscuses [ hibisci ? ] in the Carribean and they all have the long Stigma.

    I've seen the needle and the damage done
    A little part of it in everyone
  • Lion SLion S Posts: 263

    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.


  • Jim MacdJim Macd Posts: 751

    Well done Flowerchild. You're right. 

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,198

    Wow Flowerchildimage  The wealth of knowledge on this site NEVER ceases to amaze me imageimageimage.  I suppose its a case of a hundred gardening heads being better than oneimageimageimageimage.

    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,736

    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!

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