The Striped Flower

Well, I showed you the stems of the plants yesterday, now here are the flowers. 
I thought the flowers looked quite unusual. 
It is called a Primula Zebra. It is apparantly a new species - I've never seen anything like it before. 
It is very pretty and I do love the stripes. 

I found it quite difficult to take pictures of though - I don't know if that is because the stripes make it more difficult to focus or not. They definately don't look as sharp as I would have liked.

It is sitting on my kitchen windowsill trying to catch some sun. 
I'm not known for my success as a gardiner but I will try my 
best to keep this one going.

Sharing today with Lisa



Two lovely blogs with lovely pictures - you should go and have a look!!!!


hannah said…
Mine was called "Blue Denim", but looks the same. Isn't it lovely.
Jill said…
I have never seen anything like those! They are stunning. Very fun and whimsical.
Eileen said…
Hi Ellie, I've never seen this variety before either. Will have to look out for it at the garden centre. Lovely photos.

Eileen x
So pretty - I have never seen these before. They look like someone wrote on the petals with a blue marker! I bet your camera was having a hard time finding something to focus on - but still your pictures turned out great!
Kerri said…
What a STUNNING Flower!! Beautiful captures!
Jeanne said…
Ellie those are very unusual and gorgeous flowers! Do you use manual focus and also single point, will help on the sharpness. Do you change f stops.... try a higher number. reallly lovely though. Was this a valentines gift?
marit´s,,, said…
Oh so cute lovely blue flowers.
In Norway we call them Primula and there are spring flowers, we all are so fond

Kayla said…
Those are so pretty! They look like someone just painted the stripes on!
TexWisGirl said…
it really is beautiful!
Anna said…
Hi Ellie,
What a beautiful and exotic looking flower. My favorite capture is the first - love the design, DOF, and detail in this piece!
Wishing you a happy Valentine's Day and week!
Karen said…
I've never seen anything like this! What a gem!
the second one is exceptional!
Lea White said…
Oh wow! That is lovely!
Beautiful flower and your photos, too.

Regards and best wishes
lisa said…
Wow Ellie, this is one beautiful flower, and certainly like no Primula I have ever seen. sure hope we see some of these here. You have photographed it so beautifully.

Thank you so much for sharing with us today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful evening!

Filip Demuinck said…
The flowers are super.

I've never seen a striped primula, delightful colour too. Your last photo shows it so well.
Giga said…
Jeszcze takiego nie widziałam, jest śliczny. Pozdrawiam. *** I have not seen this yet, it is beautiful. Yours.
Bryan said…
I agree with Anna, very nice composition in the first one. And I like how you the brilliant blue; not an easy colour to get.
geetlee said…
it's bee-yoo-ti-full!! haven't seen anything like this!
Genie said…
What a beautiful and unusual flower. The colors are just lovely. If photographing it was difficult, I certainly cannot tell it from these images. Beautiful photography. genie
Flora said…
Anonymous said…
Very interesting flowers indeed. With the stipes and bright blue color, they look great. And you surely did them justice with your photos.
Rose said…
Gorgeous flower!
Kala said…
What beautiful stripes this flower has! Great color and detail in these images.

Happy MM
Pam said…
what amazing little flowers! i love the blue and yellow combo...beautiful and cheerful!
Wow, they are beautiful. I have never heard of this flower before.
Wow, it is a gorgeous plant! I don't have a green thumb either -- the only way I can save plants is through my pictures!
Julie G. said…
Oh my goodness ... these are beautiful blooms! I have never seen flowers with lovely petals such as this. I think your photographs are wonderful! Good luck growing these stunning flowers. Thank you for sharing!
Linda Makiej said…
beautiful work... have a great week!! :)
Ellie, I love your blog you have beautiful photos and are always so cheerful, that is why I would like to pass on the Liebster Blog Award (if you would like to accept it). I have posted this on my blog tonight.
Jill said…
Ellie, check my blog after 8 tonight. :)
CameraCruise said…
Gorgeous flowers, love the color and stripes!
I've never seen this before either.
Donna said…
I am a fellow award recipient at Jill's and thought I'd pop over to see you. Congratulations!

Your Zebra flower is just beautiful! I have never seen a striped flower before in my life!

Thank you for taking such great photos!

orchid said…
Dearest Ellie,
I really AM SORRY for recent absence for your blog. Hehe, I am back!
Wow, what a stunning GORGEOUS blue flower "Primula Zebra"
I DID enjoyed your clear wonderful pictures, my friend!!!
Love you always, xoxo Miyako*
Those are beautiful flowers! I almost can't believe they're real!

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