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MEANIE HERE IT IS............TIBOUCHINA.


MEANIE HERE IT IS............TIBOUCHINA. (Tibouchina urvilleana (Lasiandra))

I AM SO CHUFFED THAT I HAVE MANAGED TO GET THIS TO FLOWER......



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I lost mine Dd. it was beautiful. I love them.

30 Aug, 2012

 

Lost mine too :( but lovely to see yours Dd - gorgeous colour!

30 Aug, 2012

 

They are so beautiful aren't they Sheila. Gone into my faves. Dd.

30 Aug, 2012

 

Lost mine too :-(, a lovely plant, the flowers look like silk, lovely picture Dd.

30 Aug, 2012

 

Thank you ladies, does this mean mine will go the same way? can you tell me why you all lost your plants please.......

30 Aug, 2012

 

They are not hardy Dd . . . mine was in an unheated greenhouse. Maybe if yours is in your garden room(?) it will be fine.

30 Aug, 2012

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Amy
 

That is so beautiful Angela and such a gorgeous colour ,I really hope you can keep it through the winter ,fingers crossed .......

30 Aug, 2012

 

Its a gorgeous colour isnt it. I have never grown this.

30 Aug, 2012

 

Oh, this is so beautiful! I used to have one in my conservatory, but it got really straggly and horrid and had to go. I wonder if I should try again and prune it better next time...I just love the blue flowers!

30 Aug, 2012

 

I left mine outside as it was quite large and heavy to bring in! Hence the winter of 2011 got it.

30 Aug, 2012

 

Sheila it is in the garden room and it will stay there......Amy I do hope so because it is such a beautiful colour....Karen they do say to prune it to keep it from getting too sprawly.
Cinders a first for us too. GM it will have to stay inside with the rest of the tropicals.....

30 Aug, 2012

 

Yes Dd. best place.

30 Aug, 2012

 

That's on my shopping list then!

31 Aug, 2012

 

Isn't it a stunner!
Hopefully my cutting will flower next year..............

31 Aug, 2012

 

Thanks both.......

1 Sep, 2012

 

Is it typically very difficult to bloom this shrub, where you live?

The large shrubs and trees here have been in full bloom since summer. It typically blooms heavily from summer - winter.

2 Sep, 2012

 

Delonix - typically it can be tricky. But to bloom it in this summer DD has done brilliantly!

2 Sep, 2012

 

Meanie:

I guess it was one of those challenging years, there in the UK. DD should definitely be given kudos. :>)

3 Sep, 2012

 

Thank you very much Meanie, praise indeed from such an experienced plantsman..... and thank you too Delonix beginners luck perhaps!!

3 Sep, 2012

 

DD2:

I have a feeling it's your vast experience with plants. I've seen how beautiful your garden plants/trees are...

How tall is your Tibouchina urvilleana?

3 Sep, 2012

 

DD - I just learn from my mistakes!

3 Sep, 2012

 

beautiful plant DD

4 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks Lindak, and many thanks Delonix, the Tibouchina is about 3ft tall have stopped it, because I want it to bush out a little.
Meanie don't we all?

5 Sep, 2012

 

DD2:

Thanks! Tibouchina urvilleana tolerates pruning back very well...although, sometimes it's at the expense of flowers (as they flower only at the tips).

I have a Melastoma candidum 'Kauai Princess' (which is in the same family: Melastomaceae) I want to cut the tips back, however every tip has many buds and flowers.

6 Sep, 2012

 

Having the same problem now, it is getting lanky but I just don't want to lose the flowers!!

8 Sep, 2012

 

The best time to prune back Glory bush is in spring here in San Diego. The spring is their dormant (non-flowering) season.

9 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks, not sure the same would apply here though?

28 Sep, 2012

 

Does it bloom in spring, there? Tibouchina urvilleana - Glory Bush's normal dormancy or resting period is in spring.

29 Sep, 2012

 

It is flowering again now, and lots more to come, so playing it by ear at the mo.....as we have only just bought this plant I have no idea of it's habits!!

30 Sep, 2012

 

It's normal blooming period is from summer through winter, resting in spring.

1 Oct, 2012

 

So a long flowering time then, but you have the warmth, this will be in an unheated garden room......

1 Oct, 2012

 

It will tolerate coolish conditions and still bloom....as long as it gets enough sunlight.

2 Oct, 2012

 

Thanks, it has plenty of that alright in the conservatory....

4 Oct, 2012

 

It sounds like it'll be blooming for a long time. :>)

5 Oct, 2012



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