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10/06/2013 at 19:28

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?


10/06/2013 at 19:30

No picture?

10/06/2013 at 19:31

10/06/2013 at 19:32

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


10/06/2013 at 19:34

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  

10/06/2013 at 19:35

10/06/2013 at 19:37

I've not seen them before

10/06/2013 at 19:41

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

10/06/2013 at 19:59

that's the one, Cerinthe major purpurescens

10/06/2013 at 20:34

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

10/06/2013 at 20:43

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.

10/06/2013 at 20:47

I think the cultivar name might be 'Thingummy' Dove 

10/06/2013 at 20:56

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

10/06/2013 at 20:57

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

10/06/2013 at 20:58
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I think the cultivar name might be 'Thingummy' Dove 

I thought it might be 

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