Purple Flowers

Purple flowers that crept into my garden from next door. I’m not complaining because they’re very pretty!

32 Comments

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    micki June 12, 2006

    Now that’s something nice from a neighbor’s yard you don’t mind having in yours! They are pretty.

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    marinero June 12, 2006

    How do you get your photos to full size on the site? Mine come out much smaller…………

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    melissa dison March 2, 2007

    Hi! The flower pics are amazing! I need a name and picture of a flower that is purple and is kind of frayed at the ends of the pedals i guess you could say. It has Linear leaves a Enitre Margin its a Monocot and its veins run parellel. I really hope you find it and post it on your website! I think it has to do something with a chicken foot or some thing but if you find it that would be great! Thanks so much!

    Sincerely,
    MELISSA

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    bri-bri March 31, 2007

    purple flowers are pretty but i prefer pink bri-bri

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    kate April 13, 2007

    i love the show cause its light heartd

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    jo April 14, 2007

    they are very cute, i like purple colour, that’s why i like them most..

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    Adrian May 7, 2007

    Hey, love the picture, very beautiful, just wanted to ask if I can use your picture for a flyer I’m doing, thank you in advance

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    Bobbi June 4, 2007

    Do you know the name of the purple flowers that crept under your fence?

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    Bobbi June 4, 2007

    Name of purple flowers??????

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    Donncha O Caoimh June 4, 2007

    They’re called “Blathanna Corcora”. They’re only found in Ireland and are grown by a man called Richard Ceann.

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    junni March 2, 2008

    wow! its really beautiful. wish i could have one at home.

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    cicekci April 13, 2008

    purple flowers are wonderful amazing
    Thanks so much! sharing with us.

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    beau April 16, 2008

    what an amazing picture you execlente

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    Ted May 23, 2008

    Hey, those are amazing flowers. I like the color. I think they make a great addition to your flower garden. Thanks for sharing this.

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    Ashley July 15, 2008

    I love these flowers! I am getting married in November and would love to have them at the wedding! I see they are only available in Ireland so who would I contact to purchase these beautiful flowers! Thanks!

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    Donncha July 15, 2008

    Ashley – I was joking when I said they were only available in Ireland as Bobbi was so rude. You should check your local garden center. I’m sure they’re available in most temperate areas.

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      caity July 20, 2009

      how was bobbi rude?
      all he asked was what is the name of the name of the flower????? (or somthing like that) why is that so rude?
      (sorry, just curious.)

      the flowers are BEAUTIFULL by the way!! (:

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        Donncha July 20, 2009

        Caity – multiple question marks aren’t a very polite way of asking a question. It’s rather demanding an answer. When s/he didn’t get a response immediately he repeated it within an hour. That person has obviously not been back here since, shows how much they really care about that question!

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    Buddy August 1, 2008

    I wish my neighbor hap gorgeous purple flowers that would grow over into my yard instead he give me plenty of those darned blackberries. Consider yourself blessed.

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    Kathy August 19, 2008

    I love those purple flowers and you really have a great picture of them:) I have lavender penstemon that’s a little similar to what they look like before opening up. Have never seen anything quite like them, though. Will definitely have to try to find them to add to my garden.:)

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    Flickr: Comet Night5 November 7, 2008

    wonderful 🙂

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    Tiea January 8, 2009

    I did a web search for “Blathanna Corcora” and can’t find it anywhere. I have a very similar flower in my garden, in fact, I think it’s the exact same one, but I don’t know the name. I wanted to do a search for more flowers of this kind, to make sure that this one photo wasn’t the only one that looked similar, but that isn’t coming up. Not even in several plant searches I’ve done. Do you happen to know the common name? Or another name? Thanks.

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    Donncha January 8, 2009

    Tiea – sorry, I should have explained earlier. “Blathanna Corcora” is the Irish for “Purple Flowers”. That was for the benefit of confusing Bobbi who was so rude, but I forgot to mention it later. Good luck find them. They’re very persistent little flowers though.

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    Bob January 23, 2009

    donncha, while watching a movie concerning lovers lives which were changed by a chance meeting and a first kiss in ireland, these flowers( i imagine) loomed throughout the backdrop of ireland. since that viewing, i’d been haunted day and night by the thoughts of them. now, with your “Blathanna Corcora”, i no longer feel the urge to continue my common name search. allowing “the irish for purple flowers” to satisfy the drive; however, not surpressing the beauty in them.

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    Joe Lemmings February 3, 2009

    Hey I was wondering, there was a post about a movie filmed in Ireland where a chance encounter changes their lives. I believe this movie was PS I love you. I also have been trying to find the name of the purple flowers in this movie, they first appear in a planting pot in a home garden, but later in the movie they (well I believe it is the same flowers) are seen growing in the wild, can you please e-mail the common name of these flowers. Other than the movie reference I’m not plant expert and don’t know best how to describe them.

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    Bev April 29, 2009

    I still don’t know what the name of the flower is. Do you know the name?

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    Jessie September 25, 2009

    Looks like they’re a type of Campanula or bell flower. There’s lots of varieties, it looks like maybe Campanula portenschlagiana, or Wall Bellflower, but I’m no expert.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall_bellflower

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    Dee October 16, 2009

    I believe that is clematis…a gorgeous climbing, flowering vine.

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    Dee October 16, 2009

    The flower in the movie was noted as being purple irises on another website.

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    Simran February 14, 2010

    I loved those purple Flowers very much!!!
    Just I want to know the names of those flowers also.

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    Huifang April 25, 2010

    I want to know the name of those lovely flowers with so beautiful mysterious purple color. I put the picture as wallpaper on my laptop and hope you would mind. Thank you.

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    Chris B September 3, 2010

    I think it is:

    Campanula Portenschlagiana /Purple Flowering Groundcover

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