Plant ID forum: What is this flowering bush called?

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Florida (Zone 9a)
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BluezGirl
Mar 13, 2018 4:50 PM CST
I was given this bush when it was tiny and it grew pretty nicely. It has purple flowers that are about the size of a quarter. I just have no idea what it's called. Can anyone help me out with this? Thanks
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Mar 13, 2018 5:04 PM CST
Reminds me of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Brunfelsia pauciflora)
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Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Silversurfer
Mar 13, 2018 5:04 PM CST
Looks like Brunfelsia sp.

Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Silversurfer
Mar 13, 2018 5:07 PM CST
Snap Lin...identical posting times
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Mar 13, 2018 10:40 PM CST
Hi @BluezGirl. Welcome to NGA. That bush is very pretty. Smiling As a new member I want to introduce you to the NARR - NOT A RAFFLE RAFFLE. Here is the link: https://garden.org/ideas/view/.... I'm sending you 20 acorns so you can get some tickets. Crossing Fingers! Enjoy!
Florida (Zone 9a)
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BluezGirl
Mar 14, 2018 8:38 AM CST
Yes, that's it ~ PlantLadyLin and SilverSurfer you found it! Thank you so much! I have Huskys so now i can see if their flowers are poisonous. They love eating my hibiscus which are not too far away from this beauty. Thanks again for your help, I really appreciate it.
French21 ~ Thank you! That is so generous of you to do that. I am very happy that I found this forum, it has to be the best plant forum on the internet. (I did try asking a few other sites but received no results) Thank you again for the wonderful welcome.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 14, 2018 10:25 AM CST
@BluezGirl, Brunsfelsia is indeed toxic to dogs so if they are plant chewers, be aware. Here's the ASPCA site listing clinical signs of poisoning from this plant: https://www.aspca.org/pet-care...

I understand about dogs eating plants! We have 2 goofy Golden Retrievers who want to eat everything in sight! When we got our first Golden I dug up two Oleander trees because I was concerned that he would try to nibble on them. When we sold our last house and moved, the new place had rubber mulch around the entire perimeter of the house and we had to spend a lot of time removing it from all the beds in the backyard due to the fact that the dogs want to chew on it. We still find them gnawing on a piece once in awhile and it's scary because that stuff is known to be carcinogenic. Many schools and playgrounds are now removing it from their property due to that fact.

There are so many plants that are toxic to both dogs and cats and although many animals are smart enough NOT to eat plants, we have to be vigilant with what we plant in our fenced backyard due to our crazy dogs who seem to want to eat anything and everything!

I forgot to say welcome earlier so Welcome! to garden.org from me too!
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Florida (Zone 9a)
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BluezGirl
Mar 16, 2018 7:59 AM CST
PlantLadyLin, thanks so much for the link. I had no idea about rubber mulch! You would think they would have had it tested prior to installing it in playgrounds. It must have been a huge job to get rid of all of it in your yard.
Thanks for the welcome! =)
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Mar 16, 2018 1:30 PM CST
BluezGirl, you are very welcome! So many plants are toxic to cats and dogs; some more so than others and that ASPCA site is great for looking up plants that we might have in our homes or garden if we have pets who tend to nibble. I had a cat once who never paid a bit of attention to my many house plants but she would eat my African Violets ... thankfully they aren't poisonous but it was difficult to enjoy blooms when the kitty would eat them!

By the way ... love your Avatar photo, your Huskies are gorgeous! Lovey dubby We had an Alaskan Malamute many, many years ago and I've always love the Husky & Malamute. I think we have at least one other member here who has a Husky and another who has/had either Huskies or Malamutes. They are such handsome dogs.
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
Container Gardener Dog Lover Houseplants Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Tomato Heads Hostas
Tropicals Annuals Foliage Fan Aroids Cactus and Succulents Sempervivums
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Frenchy21
Mar 16, 2018 2:41 PM CST
Love your Huskies too @BluezGirl! Lovey dubby

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