Monday, September 15, 2014

Pics and seeing if y'all can ID?

Woke up this morning and there was a rainbow over New Orleans... this is from the courtyard at St Vincents.




And i was walking down 
The block admiring the gardens when I saw this... anybody know what this shrubbery is?


Many of the plants i see in yards are familiar to me.  Althoigh i will admit, many of them are more familiar as house plants than landscaping... but that one has me stumped.  Its about four feet tall, covered with those dramatically colored blooms.  And very attractive to the local bees.  Im guessing its in the pea family...


And the next is a totally unfamiliar Tradescantia.   


I like it.


8 comments:

  1. Chelome????? I'm taking a guess.

    Love that very beautifulTradescantia!!!!!

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  2. Not cleome... this was a definite woody shrub. But it does have a cleome kinda thing going...

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  3. Claude,

    No idea here other than the possibility of some cultivar of wisteria. Go on up and knock on the front door and ask, tell them we all want to know, lol. Whatever it may be it is a gorgeous flower. – gary

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    1. Most definitely not a wisteria... the bloom clusters arent big enough, theyre about the size of a tennis ball., the shrub is only about 4 feet tall, the leaves are actually rather thick and waxy... gonna figure it out eventually.

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  4. I, like Gary, looked at it and thought some type of wisteria...

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  5. I have no guesses for you, but it sure is pretty!

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  6. It does so much look like a Purple Queen variety.
    Guess there must be so many hybrids now and this could be one of it.

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    1. James... the closest i can come to a variety on the Tradescantia is 'purewell giant' but it doesnt match that exactly.

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