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What is this little beauty?

BurtsnestBurtsnest Posts: 174
This pretty little thing has popped up from nowhere.  I have no blue around so it stands out. Would anyone know what it is? Thanks in advance. 


  • B3B3 Posts: 25,248
    We're on clay here so never see them 'live'
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • BurtsnestBurtsnest Posts: 174
    Thanks B3 I'll look them up. 
  • BobFlannigonBobFlannigon Posts: 619
    I don't think this is Gentian.  I don't believe any variety has fur and the flowers tend to be more pointed.  It looks more like Borage; it might be Phacelia (Campanularia?).
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489
    Some type of meconopsis?
    SW Scotland
  • BurtsnestBurtsnest Posts: 174
    Bobflannigon I think you may of got it :D  I've researched Phacelia (Campanularia) and think it's identical.  Heaven knows how it's got where it's growing but I hope it does well it's beautiful.  I think I may even pick some seed up for next year. Thanks so much.
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,945
    There’s already a seed pod on it, wait until it’s dry then save the seeds for next spring sowing. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • BurtsnestBurtsnest Posts: 174
    Aww Lyn thanks so much for this. I have only ever took seeds successfully from my poppies. I'l do that  :)
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