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Identify Hidcote beauty

Can anyone identify this beautiful plant that I saw at Hidcote?image

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,837

    Hi carolyns. That plant is a Scabious.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    Is it?

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,837

    Tee hee nutcutlet - well I think it is but I'm happy to be put right. It just looks like Sheep's Bit Scabious to me. But its a long, long time since I did any field courses.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,416

    I'm not sure about Scabious, I think it could be a Didiscus. Mine have leaves like that.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    Yes Didiscus caerulea

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,837

    Thanks BL and nutcutlet. Its very pretty.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Excellent, thank you! I love it and shall be purchasing seeds today! image

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