Posted: 13/05/2017 at 21:10
Can anyone shed any light on this. Yes there are blue flowers, such as the himalayan Blue poppy, but does anyone know why so many purple flowers are labelled as blue. Bluebells for example, I'd call those purple, but i know they can't change their name, but so often I see blue flowers being talked about and the flower is purple.
Even in Gardeners World magazine they talked about colours people like and disliked most and they had the blue and purple seperated out yet the blue examples I'd have called some of them purple.
What are your thoughts on this. Sorry random I know. I love purple flowers in my garden, but really dislike proper blue, so it kind of makes a difference to me when I'm choosing plants. I've just planted Echinops Ritro, they are labelled as blue flowers but I've seen these plants and I'd call them purple, so I'm really hoping they end up purple or they'll be straight out the garden.
I'm sure one of you bright bunch will solve this mystery for me. Thank you.