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Ceanothus - which is the darkest and bluest?



  • Lantana said:
    I’ve always gone for Puget Blue for that intense deep blue. Having seen the pictures of Sheps’ Concha I’d say it’s pretty close too. The only thing I would add is that the Puget tends to be less ‘open’ and spreading  than the Concha.
    Thank you. That's good to know, as my garden isn't that big, so a more compact form that still has some height, would be ideal.
  • Just a quick update. I ended up getting a Concha and I''l say this about it: it was flowering away all of June, then had a brief pause, and is now re-covered in flowers of an amazingly intense blue again, first days in September. meanwhile, all other ceanothuses I have ever had or seen around are very much not in flower right now. Amazing variety!
  • PeggyTXPeggyTX Posts: 556
    That may just be the prettiest blue plant I have ever seen!  Just lovely loaded with blooms. 
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  • MeomyeMeomye Posts: 808
    edited May 2021
    @Sheps, I hope you don't mind me resurrecting this old thread I came across but I was stunned by your beautiful Ceanothus Concha and was wondering what height it had reached by now and whether you still had it in the same pot? I would love to hear if you still love it as I would very much like to purchase one. t i a
  • Just for reference here’s my new Concha plant. £6 B&M.
  • dappledshadedappledshade Posts: 982
    Beautiful! Mine is slow to get going this spring, due to the cold I think.
    The flowers are just starting to open and the blue is electric.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 10,798
    My Concha is in the ground and is now just over 2 metres tall.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • MeomyeMeomye Posts: 808
    Thanks for sharing @Lizzie27, @dappledshade and @Dinnerplatedahlias🌸 may I also ask, do you find they yours flower twice in a season as Jess mentioned? I am obviously looking for maximum impact with colour etc. t i a 
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