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Flo7Flo7 Posts: 33

Hello everybody! I am growing the below plant which was sold to me as a Helianthus Lemon Queen. However, it is now developing these little blue flowers... Is this a "side flower" helianthus is developing, or have I been cheated?



  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,204

    Hi there. It looks like an Echium to me - much beloved by bees - and definitely not a Helianthus.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,349

    or an anchusa maybe

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Flo7Flo7 Posts: 33

    Puzzle resolved - it is an 'Anchusa Azurea Dropmore". Not a helianthus, so it will have to be transplanted elsewhere and replaced, but nice to have.

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