blue-flowered shrub...

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MikeHardman

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blue-flowered shrub...
« on: June 21, 2020, 09:25:25 PM »
I know somebody here will be able to enlighten me...
Please & thank you.
//Mike
Mike
Geologist by Uni training, IT consultant, Referee for Viola for Botanical Society of the British Isles, commissioned author and photographer on Viola for RHS (Enc. of Perennials, The Garden, The Plantsman).
I garden near Polis, Cyprus, 100m alt., on marl, but have gardened mainly in S.England

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John J

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Re: blue-flowered shrub...
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2020, 04:22:47 AM »
Mike, looks like what used to be called Clerodendrum ugandense but has now been changed to Rotheca myricoides.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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MikeHardman

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Re: blue-flowered shrub...
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2020, 05:18:57 AM »
Thank you very much, John.
I don't see many of them in my area, but (while in flower) they are distinctive by their blueness. They seem well behaved as regards vigour and response to pruning.
Now I've just got to cadge a piece or collect seed, and see how it fares in my soil.
Mike
Geologist by Uni training, IT consultant, Referee for Viola for Botanical Society of the British Isles, commissioned author and photographer on Viola for RHS (Enc. of Perennials, The Garden, The Plantsman).
I garden near Polis, Cyprus, 100m alt., on marl, but have gardened mainly in S.England

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Charithea

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Re: blue-flowered shrub...
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2020, 09:25:16 AM »
Hi Mike.  Where have you seen this in Cyprus?  We saw some amazing specimens in Athens and in Cindy Evans'  garden in  Majorca but not here in Cyprus.  Ours was a gift from David  Dickinson , thousand thanks, and it came I believe from Lucca, Italy. It has been in the ground for three years. It decreased in size  and it is a small ' two stick' but has survived 2 hot summers. In fact it is trying to flower.
« Last Edit: June 22, 2020, 10:16:48 AM by Charithea »
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.