Purple Flowers

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Date Photo Taken: July 15, 2011
Location: Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Posted By: LilyFan


Saw this purple flower growing in a nearby town. I’d like to get one for my own garden, but I don’t recognize it.


  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    I want one too! What a beauty. Perhaps a lilac variety. Check out this link http://www.usna.usda.gov/Newintro/Syringa_OldGlory.pdf

    July 17th, 2011 at 6:12 pm
  2. LilyFan Unregistered says:

    Unlikely. Doesn’t look at all like a lilac, and was blooming too late in the season. Here’s a larger image, with detail:

    July 22nd, 2011 at 8:17 pm
  3. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Good shot of a great looking ??????????. I’ve plum near looked the eyeballs outta my head. The call is out. We need an expert. Earth to Walter, come on now!

    July 24th, 2011 at 1:50 pm
  4. LilyFan Unregistered says:

    If it helps, I will add that it was in a pot, and about 2-3 feet high at the time. The leaves look like they might be tropical or evergreen, but that’s just a guess.

    July 30th, 2011 at 5:51 pm
  5. Dave Unregistered says:

    I believe you have a tropical plant called a “Dorado”

    September 7th, 2011 at 11:30 am
  6. LilyFan Unregistered says:

    Dave, I just tried to look up the Dorado plant, and can’t find any information anywhere. Is there a scentific name, or another common name?

    September 8th, 2011 at 9:56 am
  7. LilyFan Unregistered says:

    Finally figured it out: it’s a variety of Duranta erecta! Dave, I think you meant Durante when you wrote Dorado.

    September 17th, 2011 at 4:49 pm
  8. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Ah, great sleuthing! Thanks for staying on it and sharing your find. Sounds like it favors the warmer latitudes.

    September 18th, 2011 at 12:09 pm
  9. Lou Unregistered says:

    this little blue ground spreader is called Occimoides or Baby Blue Eyes. You can get it from Thompson & Morgan

    June 15th, 2014 at 9:07 am
  10. michele Unregistered says:

    Yes it’s a Dorado. I have three. Some have variegated foliage and some have chartreuse foliage.

    July 5th, 2015 at 5:58 pm
  11. michele Unregistered says:

    Correction. Duranta!

    July 5th, 2015 at 6:04 pm

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