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TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,838
Me again!

I kept some of the pots that were here when we moved in in April to see what might have been in there.

This one has flowered and was wondering if anyone knows what it is?

Who paints pots in that colour? :open_mouth:

Anyway....your help, as always, is much appreciated. 



  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,420
    edited July 2021
    Pretty sure it's a type of scabious  :)
    Possibly this one ?
  • gondorgondor Posts: 135
    Could it be a knautia macedonia? Looks similar to scabiosa.
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,838
    Thanks @gondor

    Yeah I was thinking it looked like scabiosa.

    I shall look at knautia.  I knew there was a flower that looked similar but couldn't remember the name.
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,838
    Thanks @AnniD

    I missed your post and just ended up at that exact place :)

    Scabiosa caucasica 'Perfecta Blue'

  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,838
    Do you think I could dig em out of that LOVELY pot and pop them in the front garden?
  • bcpathomebcpathome Posts: 1,031
    I should think so. They’re pretty robust 
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,838
    I shall give it a go once the sun moves to the side of the house at 7 
  • gondorgondor Posts: 135
    If any bits fall off just stick them in the soil and they should root easily.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,804
    Definitely scabious, not knautia. Knautia flowers are smaller and (as far as I know) are either crimson red or the Melton Pastels strain which is light to medium shades of pink, no blues.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,879
    knautia macedonia is always red.  That one’s a Scabious. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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