Tuesday, August 13, 2013

HELP (Again)!

These tiny fingers keep adding another blossom out
on the end

This morning it was a Hummingbird perch.  Yesterday a pair of Goldfinches rested there.  Everyday, all day it is an extremely spindly, five-foot high flowering perennial with two-and-a-half-inch wide clumps of purple blossoms.  They began growing after I planted a "Bee Friendly" mix of flower seeds.

Leaves are sparse, slender,  sawtoothed,
rough to touch.  Stems are squarish and
also rough.

When creating a flower arrangement is one of my Things I get to do today, these naturally find their way in--perfect in all ways since they add a punch, have a slender stem, and have no leaves below or above the water line in the vase.

BUT WHAT ON EARTH ARE THEY CALLED?  Please folks--it's your turn to write.  Someone out there must know what these are!

And Nan, a friend in California, tells me they are Verbena Bonariesis.  Looked it up and it's a match!  Thanks, Nan.


  1. They are gorgeous! They almost look like some sort of allium to me. But I am no expert!

    1. Thanks for your input. Not allium--they resemble mint more than onion. Yes, I think they are very pretty as well.

  2. Nan, from California, says these are Verbena Bonariesis. The really helpful info from her is that they self sow and can be invasive. I'll keep an eye!

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    1. Love to love them! Blessings to you!