If it’s Thursday in May, it’s time to play Name That Plant. All you have to do is take a look at the pictures of this mystery plant, read for clues and post your guess in the comments section.
I’ll draw a name at random from all of the correct answers and the winner will receive something from my stash of aHaModern Living prizes. Contest ends today at midnight Mountain time.
It makes for interesting gardening if you have room for its shrub-like form that can grow to 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide.
In addition to its ornamental features, in early spring it produces lovely tropical-looking flowers that are usually purple and white.
The flowers are followed by bright red, tear-drop shaped edible fruit.
The mystery plant grows naturally in several high mountain regions of the world, but it’s quite adaptable and seems to flourish when planted in ordinary garden soil, as long as it gets plenty of sun.
The red berries can be eaten fresh or dried into raisin-like snacks that fetch a high price at the market.
Now…can you name that plant?