Scabiosa, Fama Deep Blue Seeds and Plants, Flowers at Burpee.com
Fama Deep Blue's gorgeous lavender blooms just won't quit. The lilac-hued, nearly 4" double flowers on 12" stems blithely float above the dense silver-blue foliage. Exceptional as cut flowers. Prolific flowering begins in midsummer, and, if deadheaded, the flowers bloom on into fall. Easy, low-maintenance, high impact.
There were quite a few of these pretty flowers in different colours at Tatton Park gardens on Saturday. I didn't know what they were but a bit of research found them to be Schizanthus - annuals more commonly known as Butterfly flowers or Poor Man's Orchid.
PlantFiles Pictures: Nicotiana Species, Woodland Tobacco, Flowering Tobacco, South American Tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris) by greenorchid
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