Monday, January 23, 2017

Purple Allamanda

True to its color, this is named Allamanda violacea, synonymous with Allamanda blanchetii. It is viny and climb if there is enough support. I got interested here because mostly of the raindrops on the young flower buds. 

 The reddish purple color give it a 2-tone color making the blooms more attractive. It even turns pinkish later on after opening. The flower has a deep throat resembling a bell. Its cousin, Allamanda cathartica, is yellow and often called yellow bell.

 Even the fallen flower still shows the 2-tone color at the back side. 

Here is the main plant showing lush growth.

One very important consideration in planting this plant is its toxic properties. Every part of the plant is poisonous, so care must be exercised in planting it in areas with young children. Playing with it especially the toxic sap must not be done. Everybody must be informed of this characteristics.


  1. This is so familiar to me. It looks so similar to the one I have at home.

  2. Lovely pictures with the raindrops.

  3. Divine macro floral photos of nature's beauty ~ love the raindrops ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a peaceful week ~ ^_^

  4. Gorgeous photos. It's so nice to see colorful blooms especially this time of year when we are in 'winter' --with no color or flowers blooming.

    Love your header.

    1. Hi Betsy, this is the bay in front of our area, but our house is 3km uphill from the beach. I assure you my mornings are always beautiful, but w already forget most of the time to look as it is always there, LOL.

  5. Such glorious macros of the flowers. And the raindrops are stunning.

  6. beautiful details of the flowers. Loved that you shared several stages in their live :) Well done!

  7. Wow Andrea... beautiful macros and I love the droplets.... Michelle

  8. Great series of this lovely flower. Nature is so amazing and looks so good with water drops.

  9. Great macros of a fascinating flower in the rain, in German "jungle bells" (Wikipedia). impressive!
    Greetings from Germany

  10. Lovely captures, especially the third shot!


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