Plant ID forum: Tibouchina Athen's Blue?

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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Sep 15, 2013 2:45 PM CST
When I was given this plant a few years back, It was tagged Dwarf Tibouchina Lavender Princess Flower. When I planted it in the ground, I discovered a printed tag, Tibouchina urvilleana compacta I was pleased because I have a lovely T Urvilleana courtesy of PlantLadyLin I tip my hat to you. that has done very well in my yard.

I wanted to place pictures in the Plant Database but wanted to make sure my info was correct. What I found on-line was the Athen's Blue Dwarf Princess Flower in the below link...are they one in the same plant?

http://almostedenplants.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=3035

This is my plant. It started out being in Zone 8b,updated to 9a. It usually dies back to the ground after a hard freeze, and a heavy frost does in the leaves, but comes back each Spring. Full sun on the Southeast side of the yard. It reaches 4 to 5 feet tall and I have divided the root ball in half once and transplanted it in the yard a couple years ago.












Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Sep 16, 2013 9:59 PM CST

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A couple references show it as one and the same, I created an entry for you here: Princess Flower (Tibouchina urvilleana 'Athens Blue')
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Sep 16, 2013 10:42 PM CST
Thank you Sue. I appreciate the response and the entry. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
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Calif_Sue
Sep 17, 2013 9:33 AM CST

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Green Grin! I tip my hat to you.
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