The Impatient Gardener: A cool flower

08 June 2009

A cool flower

The garden feels like it's at that moment when everything is on the cusp of exploding into bloom. Right now this is one of the cooler flowers I have blooming. It's one that should really be viewed up close to truly appreciate its unique shape, and the dark purply blue looks awesome next to a chartreuse hosta.

Its name is centaurea montana, but in my garden, it's just known as perennial bachelor button, which is what my mom calls it, and it came from her garden, so that's good enough for me!


Blogger Bay Area Tendrils said...

Very cool, indeed. btw, I wrote a special post on my foliage fetish! (Shhh, it's a secret) Alice

June 8, 2009 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger Erin @ The Impatient Gardener said...

Alice, I think you should come out of the closet on that fetish! You have beautiful foliage and you should show it off! No secrets needed!

June 9, 2009 at 7:13 AM  
Anonymous Launi said...

That is an incredible shade of purple--if I'm allowed to call it that. Really beautiful.

June 9, 2009 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Erin @ The Impatient Gardener said...

Sure you can call it purple. I think in the world of flowers blue and purple are used almost interchangeably. I usually say blue because I like blue better than purple! :)

June 9, 2009 at 6:48 PM  

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