Cerinthe Major Purpurascens by 29Breizh33
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DUNEDIN Botanic Garden
New Zeland South Island

NIKON D7000
Nikkor 18-105mm
ISO 640

Cerinthe major ‘Purpurascens’ is a plant that has become popular in recent years. It has large, glaucous blue-green leaves, becoming progressively bluer as they go up the stem, and terminating in a dense cluster of deep blue bracts with a deep purple bell, white inside, in the centre. The stems can reach 18" or more, when the weight of the flowers often causes them to flop over, but they are more impressive if the stems can be held upright so that the colours of the drooping tip can be appreciated.The large woody seeds sometimes produce two plants.

Comments

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksabout 2 years ago

    A beautiful card Michelle – most unusual !

  • Many thanks Roy. :))

    – 29Breizh33

  • andreisky
    andreiskyabout 2 years ago

    charming!

  • Thank you very much Andrei. :))

    – 29Breizh33

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    Nice capture

  • Thank you Larry.

    – 29Breizh33

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 1 year ago

    superb!

  • Thank you very much Tereza.

    – 29Breizh33

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