Monday, September 5, 2011

Tibouchina urvilleana ...... Glory Bush

This lovely tropical shrub,  a favourite from our time spent in Kenya,  has been flowering in our Costa Tropical garden since early July. 

Coming from the rainforests of Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America, especially Brazil,  it  needs a sunny sheltered spot over the winter.  

Family name is  Melastomataceae.