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hollie hock

Saw this yesterday in one of the gardens. I was taken with it, like the blue green leaves and flowers.

Could someone tell me what is?

Thanks

hollie hock

Best to put a picture up...........


 

Dovefromabove

Oh 'eck, they're those thingummies I can never remember the name of - one of the gardening magazines gave some seeds away earlier this year - Oh flippit  

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KEF

I think it's Cerinthe major. It self sets quite easily.

nutcutlet

that's the one, Cerinthe major purpurescens

Dovefromabove

That's it   It was on the tip of my tongue 

artjak

Yup Cerinthe, like you Dove I can never remember the name. For about 30 years I could never remember the name 'Aubretia', it kept coming into my brain as 'Anchovy'. Then I made myself always think of some old Brit actor in 1930's Hollywood, called C. Aubrey Something and associated the name with the plant. Even now I have to think of his face to name that d...n plant.

nutcutlet

I think the cultivar name might be 'Thingummy' Dove 

...and it seeds quite a bit too so pot up the seedlings in early autumn

hollie hock

Thanks everyone Had a quick look and seems to be good for insects, one of the sites says that you can get the annual and perinnial types. I really liked the leaves as much as the flowers, didn't seem to grow that big either

Dovefromabove
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I think the cultivar name might be 'Thingummy' Dove 

I thought it might be 

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