purple/ mauve escapee

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Hilary

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purple/ mauve escapee
« on: December 02, 2017, 07:13:09 AM »
We saw this purple / mauve plant at Monodendri, Epirus.
It was growing in a large pot on a veranda.
I took the photos of the escapee growing on the ground below the veranda.
I did try to identify it but seem to have lost my notes
Any ideas anyone?
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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JTh

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Re: purple/ mauve escapee
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2017, 04:16:01 PM »
It looks very much like a plant I saw in Tsangarada, Pilion in October, which I guess is  Impatiens balfourii.


_A220290.jpg Impatiens balfourii
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Hilary

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Re: purple/ mauve escapee
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 06:16:47 AM »
Many thanks

I read that it grows in cool, moist areas at an altitude of 100- 600 meters so not suitable for my balconies.

I found more photos of it here

http://greekflora.gr/el/flowers/2037/Impatiens-balfourii

I don't know if this Greek website is in English also
MGS member
Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care