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Old 08-16-2022, 08:56 AM
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Wow, that's a very nice color!!! My mother had one in fornt of her house, but color lavender/purple variety. Bumblebees love the flowers and are always covered in pollen.

If you want something really blue (and not a purple that is called blue), have a look at Gentiana verna. I saw these high in the french alps, and I was shocked by how perfectly blue they are.

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Old 08-16-2022, 12:56 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions, those look quite interesting. But to be honest I'm not really looking to add anything to the garden, it's a challenge enough for us to maintain what's already there. So we try to keep new plants to a minimum (can't always resist!), and focus on certain small areas, easy plants that require minimal care and are not fragile. Besides the normal climate/conditions questions, there's also the issue of whether they are tasty to the local wildlife...
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