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Identify this blue perennial please, taken at the Eden project this year. I thought 'Mertensia' but I have grown it.




Lovely blue - but not familar, I'm afraid. I hope someone else recognises it!

25 Jul, 2012


That's a Phacelia campanularia, but it's not a perennial. It does, however, reseed easily in fast-draining soil.

27 Jul, 2012


Isn't that used as green manure in some areas?

28 Jul, 2012


Spot on Tugbrethil, thanks a lot for that. I assumed perennial because I had 'Mertensia' in my head. Don't know why, they are not even that alike.
I knew I could rely on GOY.

29 Jul, 2012


You're welcome, Vincent. Spritz, I think that the one used for green manure is Phacelia tanacetifolia--a pretty plant in its own right, but quite different in appearance.

31 Jul, 2012


Thanks, Tug. I thought it was 'Phacelia'. :-)

31 Jul, 2012


Often sold just by the genus name, which gets confusing, fast!

2 Aug, 2012

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