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Ceanothus - which is the darkest and bluest?

Just that, really!
I've seen many varieties that are a more muted and powdery blue, but once saw a very small leaved type, with the most intense blue flowers ever. The foliage was also particularly dark, glossy green. It was stunning.
No idea what it was called though, as it was in a  park!
I'm about to start buying some new plants, for my new garden and would love to track down this variety of ceanothus, if anybody knows...thanks.
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,861
    Puget's Blue maybe.
    I looked for that special 'blue' for a long time until I found it
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  • Thanks Pete - did you go for Puget's Blue, in the end? I scoured the internet but couldn't really tell online!
  • AchtungAchtung Poole, Dorset. Posts: 159
    .... or Concha
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,861
    I did and it's stunning in flower
    Like you I'd seen a really stand-out blue somewhere and walking around a GC one day something blue caught my eye (blue is my fave colour) and I realised it was the Ceanothus I'd seen a  while ago so bought it.
    So many of the pale blue ones look grey from a distance - not  this one
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  • Pete.8 said:
    I did and it's stunning in flower
    Like you I'd seen a really stand-out blue somewhere and walking around a GC one day something blue caught my eye (blue is my fave colour) and I realised it was the Ceanothus I'd seen a  while ago so bought it.
    So many of the pale blue ones look grey from a distance - not  this one
    Thanks Pete - yes, I'm after that intense blue as well. Had wondered if it may be Blue Sapphire - looks spectacular.
    Achtung said:
    .... or Concha
    I'll have a look, next time I'm in a GC! Thanks.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,861
    Definitely best to go and have a look - the colour you see on your screen is rarely the same as in the flesh.
    The other ceanothus mentioned also look very blue too...
    Happy hunting!
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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Very true! Most GC around here have such a limited selection of varieties though...
  • ShepsSheps West YorkshirePosts: 1,315
    These were my Concha last year  :)




  • Sheps said:
    These were my Concha last year  :)




    Wow, that's pretty intense - I love it!
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,861
    They are gorgeous! 
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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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