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Wildwood Garden, Bilpin, NSW Australia.

Iochromas are a group of fast-growing, South American shrubs. The name is derived firstly from ‘io’, from the word ‘iodine’, because the first species discovered was the deep blue-purple colour of iodine; and secondly from ‘chroma’ as in ‘colour’. There are about 24 species of Iochroma but not many of them are in cultivation. This is Iochroma Grandiflora.


iochroma, iochroma grandiflora

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  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watson4 months ago

    Beautiful work

  • Thank you Joy! :) This was a pretty plant, I had never seen it before, I did managed to get the name from the owner of Wildwood Garden’s. It is poisonous though! :(

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon4 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Fabulous capture, .

  • Thank you Ann! :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • jesika
    jesika4 months ago

    That’s pretty, Gabe. I bet insects like it, nice & open

  • Thank you Jesika! :) I heard it was good for honeyeaters and humming birds but we don’t have them here in OZ. We do have the honeyeaters though but their beak isn’t long enough so I read tonight that they puncture the side of the flower and sip from there! Cool isn’t it!

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devine4 months ago

    Very attractive shot!

  • Hi there Bette, thank you for the lovely comment you left on my pic.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • peaky40
    peaky404 months ago

    Gorgeous capture Mrs Gabe!

  • Hi there Mr Roy, sorry I haven’t had much time to chat lately, hope you’ve been catching heaps of fish! :) Must drop in a line soon! :) Oh BTW thank you my friend! :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarke4 months ago

    These are beautiful. They look like they may be related to the trumpet bushes and trees.

  • Hi Bunny, yes these are related to the Brunsmansia, that toxic poisonous family.

    They are pretty though!

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Fara
    Fara4 months ago

    What a gorgeous specimen Gabe………………………….beautiful colour too………………………Joyce

  • Hi Joyce, thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my pic.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumker4 months ago

    Beautiful capture & flowers my friend ! Hugs

  • Hello there Mr Tom, thank you my friend!

    Gabe :) xx

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Shulie1
    Shulie14 months ago

    So pretty!

  • Thank you so much Shulie! :)

    Gabe xx

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • lorilee
    lorilee4 months ago


  • Thank you so much Lorilee!

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

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