Blossom of the Night

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  1. SvenLittkowski

    SvenLittkowski Active Member

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    This is the blossom of a small bush (Lantana camara, thanks Michael), which grows all over here in Jamaica - and in many different variations! Pink white, pink almond, purple white, purple pink, red white, red almond, red pink, blue white, yellow white, yellow almond, and so on! Oh, and they bloom also by day.

    I haven't tried it yet, but I believe hybrids of this plant might give us even more interesting color combinations!
     

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Lantana camara.
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    I'm surprised that Lantana stays small in Jamaica, Sven! Over here, they get huge. I love that colour combo - mine are sort of orange with pinkish centers or else solid yellow.
     
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    Michael: thanks!

    Lorax: can you post some photos so I can see the plants how they grow at your location? I am curious! :-)
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    >grows all over here in Jamaica<

    Considered a noxious weed in Hawaii, where biological control is being tried.
     
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    Yeah, it's all over here, too. Beautiful and variantful, but all over. They are all over in nature, but there are also many public places usíng them as intended decoration.

    Just for my curiosity, could you all post here photos of all their variants you see at your locations? Would be nice.
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Here's a closeup of the most common flower colour in the South, and the solid-purple variation; we've also got other species of Lantana, seeing as how I'm in the plant's actual native range. I'll take some pics of the solid yellow ones and the pink/orange ones later today - there's a house up the street using them as a privacy hedge.

    The second pic isn't L. camara, but L. trifolia.

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Native in Jamaica, so not a weed there. And presumably its various biological controls also exist there naturally.
     
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    Thanks, Lorax, for the photo(s)! Great!

    If you see any color variant of the Lantana Camara at your location, please let us see here some photos of their varieties! Let's get together a big collection of photos of its many different possible color combinations!
     

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