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Verbena with white flowered Scabious


By Siris

Verbena with white flowered Scabious (Verbena bonariensis (Verbena))

Self seeded Verbena bonariensis with a white flowered Scabious. Both have tall airy foliage.

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I've not seen a white is it a perennial Siris ?

26 Aug, 2014


I assume it is a short lived perennial. It surprised me too as I only have blue Scabious. The leaves look like S caucasica or ochroleuca but the flower structure like the latter. Have 3 or 4 plants, will save seed as it's really pretty.

27 Aug, 2014


It is very pretty I have the dark red macedonica and another the same but pale pink, seed sent to me in a swap years ago, very useful for filling gaps,Caucasica's my favourite though such big flowers.

28 Aug, 2014


Has red macedonica been put in the Knautia genus now or the other way round, but I know which one you mean. My RHS encyclopedia if from 1990! Yes Caucasica has the frilly petals around the central boss which doubles its size.

28 Aug, 2014


Oh I don't know Siris I swapped the seed as Knautia Macedonica, I wish they wouldn't change names I can never remember the new ones, most dicentra are still dicentra but the climbing ones Dactylicapnos!!! why?

29 Aug, 2014


Will change my plant name in my garden, thanks

29 Aug, 2014

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