FFf Eclectic Red Barn: Delicate Purple Flowers

Friday, January 11, 2013

Delicate Purple Flowers

Is it a creature moving gently under the water, or is it small bugs on the tips of a plant?

For the first time since I moved here, one of my tropical plants, which I think might be a Ti plant (Cordyline fruticosa "Sherbert"), is blooming. It has these delicate purple flowers with white stamens with yellow tips. I was so excited to see it bloom and with such lovely flowers. 

Flowering Tropical Plant

The plant is not all that lovely in my opinion. However, it does quite well here in Florida and the leaves have many different of colors.

Flowering Tropical Plant
In the picture above you can see reddish-purple-green leaves on the plant.

Flowering Tropical Plant with Teal Leaves
In this picture some of the leaves actually look teal in color. One stem of the purple flowers is starting to die. They don't seem to last very long. Two days after I took this shot most of the flowers had dropped.

Flowering Tropical Plant
In this last picture, various colors of the leaves can be seen surrounding the delicate purple flowers.

I hope you enjoy viewing these pictures as much as I did taking them. 

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74 comments :

  1. Extraordinary plant! I have never seen it. I like the colors!

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  2. It bloomed for the first time in 9 years. I couldn't believe how lovely the images turned out. Thanks for the comment and stopping by.

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  3. The leaves are just as lovely as the flowers and the colours are very pretty!

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  4. I think the leaves are prettier in the image than when you look at the plant, although some of them are very pretty. Thanks for commenting and stopping by.

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  5. I have not seen this before. It's lovely. Hope you'll find time to visit my Hibiscus.

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    1. It is new to me as well, since it has never bloomed before. Thanks for commenting.

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  6. really lovely! thanx for sharing with weekend flowers :)

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    1. Thanks for the comment and hosting Weekend flowers. It is great to have a place to show off all the lovely flowers.

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  7. Simply beautiful! Love the colours of the leaves!!

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    1. Tuula,
      These leaves have great color.
      Have a great week and thanks for stopping by,
      Bev

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  8. Thanks for visiting and commenting at Sweetwater Style...I am your newest follower! BTW I love your profile stuff...curious how you did that!!!

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    1. Mary,
      Thanks for stopping by. I am following you too. Look forward to sharing with you. What part of my profile would you like to know about? Would be glad to help.

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  9. Wow! What a unique flower. So pretty and I love the color!

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    1. Jennifer,
      Yes, it is rather unique and very pretty. Thanks for stopping by.
      Bev

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  10. Hi Beverly, these are gorgeous flowers and great macros. Happy Weekend to you :)

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting and stopping by. Have a great weekend.
      Bev

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  11. What an amazing sight, so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It was an amazing flower. Thanks for commenting and stopping by. Have a great week.
      Bev

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  12. Really pretty Bev!The photos you took are gorgeous! Have a lovely week! Angie xo

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    1. Angie,
      Glad you stopped by. These were really beautiful flowers.
      Have a great week,
      Bev

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  13. Very pretty flowers. I have one of these plants but it hasn't flowered for me yet.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet comments! I look forward to seeing what you do with your leftover hose...and your husband will be impressed! lol
    I'm following you now, too.
    Debbie :)

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    1. Debbie,
      Thanks for stopping by and following me. I hope you don't have to wait 9 years for your to bloom like I did. I'll let you know what I come up with the hose. I will probably have to sneak it away from him. He keeps everything - "I might need that". Or is that what I say? Maybe both of us. lol
      Bev

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    1. I appreciate you stopping by and commenting. They were very pretty.
      Bev

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  15. I did enjoy very much. I think it is a very beautiful flowering plant:)
    I am your newest follower too!

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    1. Joy,
      It bloomed as beautifully this year. Thanks for commenting and stopping by.
      Bev

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  16. Beautifully photographed. Your first shows the delightful form of this flower which I have seen but never looked closely at.

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment. I am a beginner at photography, but this flower was just so beautiful.
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Bev

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. It was a beautiful color.
      Have a great day,
      Bev

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  18. Your photography is stunning! I love coming to sites like yours because I am capable of growing nothing! Even silk plants shrivel up when they see me coming! That's okay...I'll just come here for a touch of beauty whenever I need it!

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment. I am new to photography, but I am learning. I'm sure the silk flowers are just in awe of you.
      Have a great weekend,
      Bev

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  19. These are just beautiful!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

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    1. Jenna,
      Thanks for the lovely comment on these purple flowers.
      Hope you are having a great day.
      Bev

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  20. Your flower is lovely, what interesting colors on the leaves. Thanks for stopping by my blog and loving my vignettes and scale. Happy to follow back!

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    1. Diane,
      Thanks for commenting on my purple flowers. They are beauties!
      Have a great week,
      Bev

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  21. Great macros of this beautiful flower!

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    1. Birgitta,
      Thank you for commenting on this flower.
      Have a great week,
      Bev

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  22. Lindas flores
    não conheço, mas é diferente e bela
    Zizi

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    1. They are a lovely tropical plant here in Florida. It is nice to see flowers from other parts of the country and the world.
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Bev

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    1. Hi Eden,
      I think I got lucky with this flower. It was so pretty.
      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.
      Bev

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  24. Gorgeous flower! Such a beautiful color!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

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    1. Jenna,
      This turned out to be a great flower to photograph - just beautiful.
      Thanks for the lovely comments.
      Bev

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  25. I have never seen this flower before-so pretty and I love the colors!

    ~Trisha

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    1. Trisha,
      It was really so pretty, and a joy to be able to photograph.
      Thanks for commenting and stopping by.
      Bev

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  26. Wonderful colors with exquisite flowers, purple Precious. Greetings.

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    1. Purple is my favorite color in flowers. I got lucky with this one.
      Thanks for the comment.
      Bev

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  27. What a pretty flower & your shots are amazing! I just now discovered that you left a comment on my blog and thought I'd visit yours too!

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    1. Beth,
      Thanks for commenting and stopping by, and a special thank you for your sweet comment on my photos.
      Have a great weekend,
      Bev

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  28. Beautiful photos. Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comments about this flower and visiting my blog.
      Have a nice weekend,
      Bev

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  29. Beautiful flower photos. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week.
    ~Clara

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    1. Clara,
      These flowers were just so pretty and the photos came out great.
      Thanks for taking the time to stop by,
      Bev

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  30. What beautiful pictures, the colors are gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks for commenting on my purple flowers. They were special, hope they continue to bloom in the future.
      Have a great week,
      Bev

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  31. Amazing photography and the colors are simply incredible! Following you back on GFC and Google + with all my heart!

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    1. Thank you so much for the sweet comment about my purple flowers and thanks for taking the time to stop by and follow me.
      Have a great week,
      Bev

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  32. The colors on that plant are beautiful...nothing like it around here! Thanks so much for stopping by to say hi!

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    1. Hi Linda,
      It is a lovely flower. Hope it continues to bloom. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.
      Have a great week,
      Bev

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  33. Beautiful plant with such gorgeous colors! Your photography, amazing! Thanks for stopping by my blog, happy to follow along.

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    1. Christina,
      Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my purple flowers. Still working on my photography. Thank you for following me and taking the time to comment.
      Have a blessed weekend,
      Bev

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  34. Gorgeous shots! Glad they finally bloomed for you. What a pretty sight!
    Liz

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    1. Hi Liz,
      Thanks for the lovely comments on my purple flowers. I hope they bloom again.
      Have a great week,
      Bev

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  35. Oh how utterly gorgeous!! Has it warmed up down there now!
    Friends were staying in Ste Petes and it got cold.

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    1. Yes, it is very warm and a little muggy. Today was around 84. We didn't get too cold this year, only a couple of evenings.
      Thanks for commenting on my purple flowers. I am curious how you got to my purple flowers since it is an old post. I am wondering if something is wrong.
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Bev

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  36. Bev, I am here in Orlando and I have never seen that flower...I think it's pretty! I don't know about you, but I am dreading the onset of the heat!!!!! PS: did you know when you reply to people here, they don't see the reply's unless they come back to look?

    Happy Weekend!

    Carol

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    1. Hi Carol,
      Our second home is north of Orlando and I have not seen it up there either.Yes, the heat up that way is almost unbearable at times. Fortunately, here in southern Florida we don't get those temperatures and we almost always have a nice breeze.
      Have a great week,
      Bev

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  37. Such an unusual plant! I've never seen anything like it. The flower spike is pretty. Thanks for visiting my blog- have a wonderful week, Bev. :)
    Shawn

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    1. It is an unusual flower. New for me and so lovely.
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
      Bev

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  38. Very different and unusual plant...it may not be a rose, but I find it very pretty and the colors are lovely! Thank you for dropping by to see me. Have a good evening.
    FABBY

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    1. It is a lovely flower and the plant just can't be killed. I tried. :)
      After it bloomed, I was glad it came back.
      Have a great week,
      Bev

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  39. What an unusual flower which you captured beautifully with your camera. The colors are so pretty.
    Thank you for stopping by. I'm a new follower, Mary Alice

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