This plant has sharp spines.
Barleria Cristata Blooms
This one always has violet stripes. So pretty when in full bloom!
The dark green color of the foliage makes the color of the blooms really stand out. (San Antonio, Tx.)
I could not obtain a clear image of the whole plant without sacrificing detail. This is a large shrub that is about 7 years old ... (San Antonio, Tx.)
Philippine Violet (Barleria cristata) has deep green foliage which contast with the light green bracts from which the flowers will soon emerge.
Philippine Violet (Barleria cristata) bloom buds ...
Philippine Violet (Barleria cristata) blooms originate from where the leaf petioles are attached to the stems (lateral or axillary buds). The buds form a short stem, a few leaves and then the blooms.
Beautiful hues of maroon and purple appear on my Philippine Violet (Barleria cristata) plant leaves after a couple of nights of cold temperatures and the seeds start to ripen.
Philippine Violet (Barleria cristata) flowers emerge from bristly edged, sharp pointed bracts. The bracts turn light beige to tan as the developing fruit structures enclosed within them mature.
A white variant. Butterflys like this plant.
Barleria cristata flower.
Barleria cristata, Venice, Florida, October 2006
Philippine Violet bush in bloom October 2006 in central Florida. These are easy-care bushes that make great hedges but don't get too tall; good for foundation planting, too. Full sun to Part shade.
My first Philippine Violet, just started blooming. Beautiful blooms.
Close up view of bloom
This is the highlight of our flower garden in October.
/ bloomed all summer
Great flowering shrub. This plant/shrub is growing in my yard South Florida.