What a lovely name.
And why not..
It is after all, a lovely flower..
Commonly known as the Dwarf Mexican Petunia.
This plant is known to tolerate heat and drought.
Yet it bears bigger and brighter blooms under shade.
Comes in three colors viz. white, pink and purple.
I was told that white color is rare around here.
I guess I was lucky to get hold of it :)
The flower buds which comes in a bunch are attached to the stem.
And at that same point grows the thin and long sword-shaped leaves.
This is one of the most fragile flower I've known.
Its ultra thin and soft petals feel like Kleenex rolls.
I love to see these flowers competing with each other just to be seen!
With so many buds bunched together there,
It is fun to see which one gets the first peek and attention :)
Love the stem!
It reminds me so much of a palm tree trunk...
In a miniature form.
Those marks are actually the part of the leaves and flowers which have withered and fell.
Aahh..here is the lovely part.
From pure white the flower gradually changes to pale peach color as it withers..
All in one day!
Before it entangles itself..
Such magnificence from a tiny plant!
This plant is an evergreen perennial.
And with so many buds in various blooming stage,
It gives a succession of new blooms everyday :)
Before I sign off, my thoughts are with my friends living in Italy right now.
Especially those who are affected with the floods yesterday.
We are experiencing peculiar weather everywhere.