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Can anyone recognise this perennial without flowers?

ren.bren.b Posts: 79
I bought 9 perennials on Saturday, they were all on the same shelf on offer, I've got the cards for all the others but seem to have lost the one for this plant between the garden centre and way home - I do remember the card showing blue flowers (which is why I picked it up) but that's about it.  Does anyone recognise it?

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,641
    Aster?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • rachelQrtJHBjbrachelQrtJHBjb South BucksPosts: 797
    Antirrhinum (snapdragon)?
  • RoddersUKRoddersUK Swanwick - SouthamptonPosts: 258
    Fairygirl said:
    Aster?
    That's what I thought too.
  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 6,368
    Or maybe a penstemon?
    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • bcpathomebcpathome Buckinghamshire Posts: 231
    Is it what my mum used to call a Michaelmas daisy?
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,641
    bcpathome said:
    Is it what my mum used to call a Michaelmas daisy?
    That's an Aster  :)

    Penstemon is also a good shout. They can both look quite similar. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • adamadamantadamadamant Posts: 177
    I would say antirrhinum judging by the leaves
  • B3B3 Posts: 18,768
    If the label was correct and it really has blue flowers, that means it can't be an antirrhinum. If the label was loose enough to get lost, it could well have fallen off something else and been poked in the pot.
    Blue penstemons have different leaves.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ren.bren.b Posts: 79
    thanks everyone - it definitely had blue flowers on the cards for this plant - there were about thirty of them in neat rows. It's driving me nuts - might go back and have a look at the others.  This is the list of the other plants which were all in the same area and part of the deal:
    Ajuga Princess Nadia
    Lampranthus Orange
    Ajuga Reptans Variagata
    Ajuga Princess Nadia
    Jasione Blue Light
    Erodium Reichardii Album
    Ajuga Braunherz
    Sedum Spurium Coccineum.



  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,641
    If it's an Aster, it'll flower soon. Probably easier to wait and see.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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