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HDB corridor garden Periwinkle and Lantana

#1 User is offline   Dennis The Menace 

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 12:51 AM

Just wanted to colour my corridor with some flowers and decided on doing it with Madagascar Periwinkle and Lantana, I wanted something simple to maintain and not too fussy about it's environment.

Anyway, here's what I have currently ....

It's a deep dark purple periwinkle, the actual flower is slightly darker then what it looks in this image.
http://www.anglershaunt.com/images/misc/dark%20purple.jpg

I love this light pink version.
http://www.anglershaunt.com/images/misc/pink.jpg

A red version which is actually slightly darker then the picture, as this 2 flowers was back lit when the picture was taken.
http://www.anglershaunt.com/images/misc/red.jpg

All 3 plants in one image, as you can see the dark purple flower's tone (at the back) is properly capture in this picture. You can see the yellow lantana in the background.
http://www.anglershaunt.com/images/misc/mix.jpg

Another image of a flower from another Lantana plant I have.
http://www.anglershaunt.com/images/misc/lantan.jpg

I have a source for the common light purple periwinkle but I am looking for help from anyone who can tell me where else can I get the white version and what other colours are there that I can buy (and where if possible) to increase my collection. :)/> Thanks.
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Posted 21 September 2015 - 10:01 AM

Haha your light pink one looks delicate and pretty.

I don't like lantana because it produces that stinky smell.

Try this website out.

http://www.swallowta...uals/vinca.html
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Posted 21 September 2015 - 01:53 PM

View Postlazearus, on 21 September 2015 - 10:01 AM, said:

Haha your light pink one looks delicate and pretty.

I don't like lantana because it produces that stinky smell.

Try this website out.

http://www.swallowta...uals/vinca.html


Yah, the pink periwinkle really look nice.

And thanks for the link.

I have heard people calling Lantana "chicken shi*t flower", but i really don't smell it. :)/> Does the smell comes from the flower or leaves? Maybe i need to take a closer sniff :D/>
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Posted 21 September 2015 - 04:04 PM

Yes the lantana is commonly known as the chicken shit flower but this has nothing to do with how it smells. It does give off a mild odour from its leaves if they are crushed. It does well in kampungs where there are a lot of chicken droppings and thus the name, I think. But from my experience, this plant will do better with flowering fertilizers.

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 11:50 PM

View PostGreyfingers, on 21 September 2015 - 04:04 PM, said:

Yes the lantana is commonly known as the chicken shit flower but this has nothing to do with how it smells. It does give off a mild odour from its leaves if they are crushed. It does well in kampungs where there are a lot of chicken droppings and thus the name, I think. But from my experience, this plant will do better with flowering fertilizers.


Ahhh..... okay that makes sense :)/> thanks for explaining the reason for it's name.

Will give it a boost of blooming fert once this round of flowers wilt. My regret is not having enough places where it can be under direct sunlight for longer, the bane of corridor gardening. :(/>
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