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pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,216
Good morning, everyone.

I was waiting for this plant to flower, but it hasn’t yet and I’m getting a bit impatient. I’ve planted a lot of perennials at the beginning of May and the only one that seems to have disappeared is Scabiosa Beaujolais Bonnets. Could the plant in the picture be this?


  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,216
    🤔 I will have to wait until it flowers....
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,149
    You are not alone - lost labels, bird sown prezzies, Lazarus plants coming back from the dead........   We all have them.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,065
    That stem at top-right of photo looks more akin to Scabious ; to me anyway .
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,216
    There is a scabious ‘butterfly blue’, at the right of this mass of furry leaves. Thank you, Paul. And thank you, Obelixx, for reminding me I’m not alone.
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,216
    It will be, yes. I should learn to be more patient and enjoy the beautiful plants that are already giving me their best and take a break from this relentless race of watering, checking for bugs, deadheading, buying more plants, identifying... I need to allow space for more mystery. I need to learn to go into the garden with an uncritical eye and a grateful heart and be mindful of the miracle gently unfolding under my very eyes. 
  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003
    @pitter-patter at least it's good to know that it is indeed a plant and not a weed that you've been watering......which I have found to be doing myself on several occasions.  I have a monster leaved plant growing, it has 3 growing flower stalks, I too am awaiting with anticipation.  Yes, I sometimes have to remind myself to just sit and look and appreciate nature......and all the hard work I've done.
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,216
    Mystery solved. The other plant that I initially thought it was the Knautia has started blooming and that’s the Beaujolais scabious. So this leafy thing must be the Knautia, as @Hazel 1 has suggested. Thank you all.

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