I planted Taiwan Gao Gei for their leaves and not so much for the flowers. Because I am out of state most of the time, I didnt have the time to harvest the leaves and cook them and thus it has been growing taller by the days without harvesting any of the leaves , last week it started flowering when I was back from visiting my daughter. My lucky day, I managed to see it flowering. Took the camera out and starting shooting away. Now I have the whole process, from when it started budding to full blooms. Beautiful purplish color...so sweet and they blooms in cluster. The blooms lasted only for 3 to 4 days :) so we don't get to see the whole cluster of flowers.
I am not sure whether the flowers are edible but the leaves are great for making soup . After having witnessed the whole process of the flowers blooming , I harvested the leaves and cooked them in anchovy soup with an egg. Taste delicious!
beautiful purple buds
so happy to see the full bloom
love this picture...so serene !
the flowers can only laste 3-4 days
if only they bloom at the same time then will have a beautiful cluster of purple flowers
close-up of flowers
on the 3rd or 4th day, the flowers turned to darker purple pink
before they dropped off
Hope you enjoy as much as I do :)