Lower-growing perennial cousin of the bachelor's button, with intricate electric-blue flowers in May. Drought-tolerant. We've always loved the plain species, and are delighted to try a new cultivar, Amethyst in Snow with white petals springing forth from a deep purple center, courtesy of a generous garden friend.
||self-seeds in our garden
|Amethyst in Snow |
|tucked into the perennial border |
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list
One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog
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|Colin||Jun 03, 2011||Goldfinches are attracted by and love these flowers|
|Antonio||May 14, 2013||Great Web site. My wife and I bought a house, and every year we see flowers coming out. We did not know the names for some of them, but using your web site, we were able to identify them. Now we know how to take care of these beautiful flowers.|
Must be wonderful to have new surprises every day! Happy gardening.
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