Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Pinkball

My favorite Winter flower, the huge pink and very fragrant flowers of the Dombeya wallichii



pink flowers clustered into a large pink flower ball
Also known as Pinkball or tropical Hydrangea 



It is this time of year again, the Dombeya flowers in December and January. The shrub is like a huge bug hotel, hundreds of bees, different species of flies, ladybugs and other beetles enjoy the flowers clustered into large pink balls. 


First flowers appear in December




The flower balls remind me of party decorations :-)





8 comments:

  1. Oh interesting - I have an indigenous to South Africa Dombeya. Also pink but our flowers are arranged in a wide bell, all the faces looking down.
    I need to watch for the insects that come, bees I have seen.

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    1. Hi Diana, thanks for visiting :-) ... I have to google the African Dombeya, I wonder if it would grow in Florida?

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    2. http://eefalsebay.blogspot.co.za/2016/08/chocolate-cocoa-and-Dombeya-burgessiae.html

      Grows in Kwazulu-Natal which is sub-tropical so it should work.

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    3. Thank you for the link, yours is stunning. I will search the online nurseries.

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  2. Es ist eine herrlicher Strauch und der Duft der Bl├╝htenkugeln ist
    sagenhaft

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    1. Die Blueten riechen wie Butterplaetzchen :-)

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  3. I've seen the bees all the time but totally missed the last bugs. Very nice.

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    1. You have to look closely to see the little ones :-)

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