Monday, June 15, 2009

A Floral Mystery

This lovely blue flower came from a packet of mixed seeds a number of years ago. We had no idea if it was an annual or perennial, and since it was in an out of the way place, not likely to be noticed if it were an annual that would self seed, and definitely wanting to perpetuate this one, we transplanted it to a place where we could keep an eye on it. It has reappeared for several years, a much larger and healthier plant than the first year, probably about a foot tall. We still don't recognize it and so I was wondering if anyone out there might know what it is. It has a permanent place in my garden for as long as it wants to stay since it is well behaved and long blooming. I would just like to know who it is. Any ideas?????


GardenJoy4Me said...

Jane ... what an amazing deep blue it is !
I'm sorry I don't know what it is actually ... but wow on the colour intensity ! : )

Hoot Owl Hollow Nursery said...

The blue color is what we liked most about it. The color is very much like the flowers on Brunnera, but the flowers are very much bigger.

Melanie said...

Jane, what do the leaves look like?

Hoot Owl Hollow Nursery said...

Melanie -
There is a basal rosette, several layers, of strap-like leaves, medium green, with a few tinier leaves going up the stem. If it's not raining too hard, I'll try and get a picture of them in the morning. The flowers are between 1/4 and 1/2 inch across if that helps.