Thursday, June 3, 2010


While pruning the Salvia Greggii, I found this plant hiding underneath.  It surprised me because It was so green and pretty.  Amazing that something would survive under that overgrown plant.  I thought at first this plant may be a weed, but after checking on the plant for a few days, I noticed all of a sudden the other day that it started to bloom.  I took a closer look and I discovered these beautiful purple flowers opening up. I literally saw them start to open.  I am not sure what this plant is, if you know let me know.  Also, if you have a suggestion of a book that have a lot of common plants that I could use to identify my mystery plants, please let me know as well.  Thanks.

Now I know for sure this is some type of flower bud, but what will it look like?

Then I saw these and I thought this sure looks like flower buds, but of course I have seen this to on weeds.

Great green foliage, was not sure if this was a weed or something worse.

UPDATE 06/07/10:  Thanks to Linda Lehmusvirta with the Central Texas Gardener.  This is a Balloon Flower or Platycodons.  I also realize that my blues and purples sometimes blend together (I am color blind).  The plant I have may be blue, anyway, I am glad to know what it is.  Such a beautiful plant and a strong one too.  I plan to look for more of these after I see what this one does in the middle of July and during the winter season.


  1. No idea what it is, but it sure is pretty. That was a luck find.

  2. Thanks cherylsgardengoodies, it is such a pretty plant and I have been told to pinch off the spent blooms and more will come.



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