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Dutchman's Pipe

Y'all know how I search for heart shapes in nature [see top photo]. Well, the other day at the botanical gardens, I went inside the enclosed butterfly house. Right near the doorway, I spotted the green leaf; heart shape! I took a photo. And then upon closer inspection of the vine, I noticed the blossom.   Seriously, the size of the blossom astounded me...the size of a large dinner plate. Something I have never seen before, but was highly impressed with its peculiar look and stunning colors. I had no idea what it was. And when I completed my walk...last stop was the Rose Cotillion, I had planned on making an effort to ask about it at the center's gift shop [and explore the trinkets]. The volunteer working behind the desk was extremely busy with other patrons, so I opted to get home and search online. I find out it is called the Elegant Dutchman's Pipe! The little bit I read about them, they thrive only in 8-10 zones in USA. We are NINE. I'm wondering now if they sell the seeds after blooming is done. Will have to go back and find out. Or email them.




...and to continue showcasing my Trolls...

My 12th Troll Share

TROLL DOLL COLLECTION
Caveman


circa: early 80s



52 comments:

  1. my first viewing of that flower also, its a beauty, this troll looks really happy and made me smile

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    1. All my trolls make me smile. I'm glad I took them out of storage so I now have pictures of them. Thanks Sandra.

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  2. I've never heard of that bloom before. Thanks for sharing. It's lovely.

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  3. Unusual and beautiful flower. Looks like it would feel velvety!

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    1. It DOES look velvety, now that you mention it.

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  4. Amazing! Gorgeous! And I love the name!!!!

    Gentle hugs,
    🏊 😊 🏊

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  5. Wow...that's quite a blossom!
    Very tropical..any fragrance?
    Great photos too.
    Sue

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    1. I read that it has a light lemony fragrance. Didn't get up close and personal to it not knowing what it was.

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  6. That looks like it is from another planet. Sure hope you can find some seeds.

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  7. That is such an unusual flower and of course I love the heart shaped leaves too. Todays Troll is adorable!

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    1. If it didn't have those "hearts", I most likely would've walked on by without noticing.

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  8. Oh my goodness - it is absolutely GORGEOUS!

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  9. I wish you success on your seed quest, Anni. How beautiful!!!! And your caveman troll is mighty handsome too! :) ~Andrea xoxoxo

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    1. Maybe the troll will bring me luck in the seed quest. 😁

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  10. Wow, this plant s amazing! I have never seen anything like it. It almost looks like something from ascience fiction story. Your troll today should offer an optional club...

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  11. That is quite the spectacular flower. Most unusual.

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  12. An unusual bloom, I like the colour and markings.

    Many thanks for sharing another troll :)

    All the best Jan

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  13. I've never heard of this flower before. It's gorgeous.

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  14. That's a new one for me. Wow - so pretty!!

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  15. Wow! What a beautiful find! The color of the blossom is so rich and the pattern gives it an electrified look.

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    1. I like that reference...electrified!

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  16. I've never seen that plant before. The foliage is so pretty and what an amazing bloom!
    The caveman troll is pretty cute. :)

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  17. This has to be one of the prettiest flowers ever...And, the color! WOW!

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  18. Elegant Dutchman's Pipe is indeed very elegant. I hope you manage to get some seeds and that they grow (and bloom) for you.

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    1. I hope to find some too. If I remember. lol

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  19. Wow! Good luck on finding seeds...that would be fun.

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  20. That is a beautiful and very different looking flower. I do hope you are able to get some seeds and have more pictures in future seasons, of your very own "elegant Dutchman's pipe."

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    1. What I read about them...they are "fast" to grow.

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  21. An extraordinary flower and one of those you could imagine would be seen in prehistoric times. Hope you can find the seeds.

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  22. cool shot.
    have you ever seen the Tolls movie? I'm watching the first one now

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    1. No, I haven't..
      Only movie trailers online.

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  23. Wow that is a huge and beautiful bloom! I was given a hibiscus plant last year that had large blooms. I even put a picture of my blog of me holding a dinner plate next to the bloom. It's not as pretty as the one you showed though!

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    1. Oh, being that hibiscus are a favorite flower, I bet it was pretty!!!

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  24. Beautiful 😍

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  25. To me, it looks so soft.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  26. The Seats And Sculptures Were Amazing And This Post Was Most Excellent - Playing Catch Up And Hope Your Well - Enjoy The Weekend And Stay Cool

    Cheers

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    1. Hi Travis. I just went to SD with you. Awesome

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