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Scabious fascination or not?

K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 1,516
Trying to take photos in this wind today maybe not such a good idea but I bought 2 of the same plant last year ftom Secret Garden and this is the first time they have flowered.
The plant in photo 2 looks as I expected but the one on photo 1 is really tall and much paler with a collar of spikes. Have looked on Google to see if it's a different variety but can't find anything.
Any ideas please?

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,776
    The plant with the spike flowers is a Veronica 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 1,516
    Thanks @lyn but it's the pale blue shorter plants at the front not the veronicastrum 
     
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,776
    I can’t see anything wrong with the Scabious.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • HelixHelix 704m altitude...Posts: 631
    Looks like a scabious to me too...
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 1,516
    edited June 2020
    Don't doubt it's a scabious I was just puzzled as to why they look so different when they were sold as the same variety. My photos not that great as showing the difference.
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