The supply of blue flowers is plentiful at the moment. My Agapanthus are already starting to bloom and, although I didn't include any of those this week, it means that you're likely to see more blue in the coming weeks. Here's what I included in this week's vase:
- Argyranthemum frutescens 'Butterfly'
- Coleonema album
- Eustoma grandiflorum 'Borealis Blue'
- Gaura lindheimeri 'Snow Fountain'
- Lagurus ovato
- Leucanthemum x superbum
- Nierembergia linarifolia 'Purple Robe'
- Prostanthera ovalifolia
- Salvia hybrid 'Mesa Azure'
- Senecio stellata 'Giovanna's Select' (this is the name under which plant was sold but it's not found in The Plant List)
|Argyranthemum 'Butterfly' brings instant cheer to any bouquet
|I'm once again getting blooms here and there from the Eustoma 'Borealis Blue', planted last May, although I've yet to see a new supply of the plants in the garden centers
|Lagurus ovato (aka Hare's Tail Grass) does surprisingly well in a vase - last week's stems are still looking great, even though most of the Alstroemeria and Pelargonium are looking sad
|The ruffled form of Leucanthemum x superbum has produced only 2 blooms so far but my plants have lots of buds
|Nierembergia linarifolia is more purple than blue but its yellow centers help tie in the Argyranthemum
|Prostanthera ovalifolia 'Variegata' brightens the arrangement almost as much as the yellow Argyranthemum
|I didn't realize that my Salvia 'Mesa Azure' included a hitchhiker until I saw this photo on-line (and I haven't found him either)
|Sold as Senecio stellata, this is some form of Cineraria, probably correctly classified as a Pericallis
The vase landed on the dining room table, where it can be viewed from front and back.
As I had some leftover stems, I tucked them into into a small vase to go in the guest bathroom.
|In addition to short stems of the Cineraria/Pericallis and the Salvia, this 3-inch vase holds stems of Cynoglossum amabile, already past its prime, and a single stem of a succulent form of Senecio (no ID)
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