Friday, December 18, 2009

Blooming Friday : Flowers for Christmas

The purple Barleria cristata never fails to bloom during Christmas time. It is called 'December flower' locally. There are other colours too, ranging from white and pink to deep purple.
The Shrimp plant is also called Pachystachys lutea now. I don't know why the scientists suddenly change the scientific name.

The maroon shrimp plant is also full of flowers now.

The pale yellow Poinsettia has started blooming now. I hope by Christmas, the bush will be covered in flowers and the pale bracts.
To view more flowers of Blooming Friday, please visit Katarina at Roses and Stuff.


  1. Lovely shots on the christmas flower.

  2. Your garden is getting ready for Christmas and how! That's a pretty shade of barleria, too.

  3. I like the Baleria . I have these ones as well.

  4. The Baleria is so beautiful. What a colour. Wonder if you can have it in doors here in Sweden? Have a nice week end and a beautiful Cristmas!

  5. Hi. I´ve never heard of the maroon shrimp plant before and it´s a very funny plant I think :)
    You can really associate to the shrimp in the the sea... :)

  6. How wonderful with all the exotic blooms!
    Have a great

  7. Oh, gee, how I enjoyed all your flowers today!! Lovely to watch, all of them, especially now with minus 16 degrees Celsius outside, freezing sold !!

  8. It is lovely to see some warm weather Christmas flowers. We have snow here! The Barleria is a a lovely colour.
    Have a good weekend.

  9. Dear Lotusleaf, I don´t know if you celebrate christmas time but, anyway, I would like to wish you and your family a very happy christmas time, and may next year brings much blessings and happiness to you all.
    Con mucho cariño,
    Maria Cecilia

  10. Thank you, Magdalena.
    Shailaja, I hope there will be more flowers during the festive time.
    Ian, Barleria is an old faithful.
    Lillebeth, I doubt if you can grow barleria indoors.There is a white one which seems more hardy.
    Monica, the flowers do look like shrimps, don't the:-)
    Tyra , Thank you.
    Mia, We are saying "Oh! It's so cold!"at 16 degrees Celsius here! I don't know how it will be at minus 16 degrees:-)
    Easygardener.Thanks for your comment.Glad to know there is snow in so many places in spite of the global warming.
    Maria Cecilia, thank you and wish you a very happy Christmas.

  11. Lovely flowers for Christmas! I like thie pale yellow Poinsettia a lot - so pure and simple.
    Wishing you a great weekend!

  12. This is the first time I see a yellow poinsettia. You have lovely flowers for Blooming Friday. Merry Christmas to you!

  13. Very pretty and the shrimp plant is so interesting.

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