My Manacá this morning. This is a native from São Paulo, where I live.
Flowers open in white, get pink at noon and die purple in the evening, so one gets the three colours at the same time during the day.
"Tibouchina mutabilis is an evergreen tree with an open crown that grows in Brazil , mainly at the Serra do Mar zone.
Also known as glory bush in Australia, where it is a popular ornamental plant.
In Brazil, it is named Manacá-da-serra."
This message has an attachment image. Please log in or register to see it.
The following user(s) said Thank You: SubjectToChange
Many have tried before me. And failed.
The leaves are very difficult to reduce, and the flowers impossible.
I have learned my lesson a long time ago; if others more experienced than me say "don't do it", I'd better listen to them.