Sunday, February 8, 2009

Today's Flowers;



Peruvian Morning Glory. I have searched far and wide but could not find this plant's Latin name. It grows into a weeping shrub, freely flowering most of the year. It is not invasive at all. Responds well to the occasional haircut!


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17 comments:

guild-rez said...

Hello,
I know the plant Morning Glory by the latin name Ipomoea nil.
But here is more..
-Cheers Gisela.

Morning glory is a common name for over 1,000 species
The Convolvulaceae, the bindweed or morning glory family, is a group of about 60 genera and more than 1,650 species.

The genus Ipomoea, with over 500 species, is the largest genus in the family Convolvulaceae....
Merremia
Rivea corymbosa, is a species of morning glory plants, native throughout Latin America from Mexico in the North to Peru.

Lilli & Nevada said...

I love morning glories and always forget to plant them. It takes so long for them to grow around here.
These are beautiful

marie-louise said...

A beautiful "rambler". This one must have hundreds of blooms. Lovely pics, Mum. Love ML (PS must get a cutting:)

Titania said...

Thank you Gisela for letting me know about all the Morning Glory species. I think they are fantastic, have to get some seed to plant big containers.

Thank you Lilli for your visit.

VALKYRIEN said...

Don't believe I have ever seen this flower. It's beautiful, such a special blue colour. Great photoes!

Judy said...

Your plant should be more well-known, if it flowers so freely, and has no bad habits!If it is a shrub, then it is not the usual morning glory, which is an annual, but it could well be related. The flowers are similar!

Gill - That British Woman said...

we grow morning glories as a annuals here in Canada....

Gill in Canada

Fotos da Lurdes said...

Beautiful morning glories...
I have some growing in my front door too...Thanks for sharing...

lili11 said...

That will make a nice creepers for your fence. Lovely flowers. Blossom Blooms

dot said...

That's a beautiful bush of morning glories!

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Now this is certainly a very beautiful bush!

Raven said...

I have the same plant and I just looked the name up in my gardening encyclopaedia and I am sure it is a 'Solanum rantonnettii'. The morning glory is usually a bigger flower and very invasive.There are a few different colours you can get - I used to have a blue but that died and the one surviving is purple. Hope this helps you.

Bebedores do Gondufo said...

Good Blog.
Portugal
http://abebedorespgondufo.blogs.sapo.pt/

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Titania

Wonderful your flowers today!
Fantastic colors!
Thanks for sharing.

Luiz

Inkivääri said...

Lovely one! I think Raven is right - last summer I saw it first time in here and I'm fascinated to it:)

Inkivääri said...

In English you can find it also by name 'Blue potato bush' - or is it same?

Regina said...

Hallo Titania
Ich hoffe es geht dir gut!
Ich liebe Morning Glory,ich pflanze sie jedes Jahr.allein wegen der sensationellen Farbe.
Liebe Grüße,Regina