Asked on Aug 11, 2013

Can you identify this plant?

Margie  NewmanPegKatherine W


We've had this in a pot for a few years and bring it inside for the winter months here in central Illinois. The small purple and white flowers grow along a bract-like stem. It tends to start blooming in July and continues for several weeks.
Central woody trunk about an inch in diameter. About four feet tall.
Cluster of the small purple and white flowers.
Trying to show the foliage and the bloom structures.
5 answers
  • Duranta erecta 'Sweet Memories' - Purple Sky Flower

  • Lisa C
    on Aug 13, 2013

    it is also called golden dew drop grows in big bushes or small ornamental trees. I just can remember golden dew drop easier

  • Katherine W
    on Aug 13, 2013

    It is beautiful, whatever it is.

  • Peg
    on Aug 13, 2013

    Wow, I've never seen it before! Lovely flowers! What Zone are you in where it's growing?

    • Peg
      on Aug 14, 2013

      @ oh, I didn't see Judy's identification! It goes by a few names: Golden Dew Drop, Sky Flower, Pigeon Berry 'Sweet Memories' (Duranta erecta). I love blue or purple flowers!

  • Margie Newman
    on Aug 13, 2013

    Do the flowers look like miniature orchids; if so we have several...they are called angelonia. They come in pink, purple, white.......they are beautiful

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