centaurea monana amethyst in snow

charlie-iaMay 11, 2014

does anyone grow this? I think i have it (bought as something completely different)
Usual cornflower leaf. White petals and purple centre, but the petals fade to a nice lilac colour. Have i identified it correctly? If you have amethyst in snow, does yours change colour as the blooms mature?
Many thanks, charlie

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WendyB(5A/MA)

I had it at my old house. I don't recall the center changing color. It was a beauty!

    Bookmark   May 11, 2014 at 9:56PM
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charlie-ia

sorry, i wasnt clear. The white petals on mine fade to lilac, the centre stays purple. Is purple heart the same plant too, or is that different again?
Definately pretty though. Thanks wendyb

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 2:42AM
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WendyB(5A/MA)

Oh, you were clear. I read too fast (again!). This is my Amethyst In Snow

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 10:51AM
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charlie-ia

definately very similar.isnt it lovely! You wouldnt have a picture taken about a week later would you? best wishes, charlie

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 12:39PM
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WendyB(5A/MA)

Sorry, couldn't find one.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 1:16PM
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WendyB(5A/MA)

Shortly after we had this conversation, I saw this plant at the garden center looking very nice so I picked it up for my new house. I noticed that the newly open flowers did not have as dark centers as the older ones, but they got darker with time. Today I happened to notice the lilac colored petals as more time has gone by. So I think we have a solid ID on yours.

The camera didn't pick up all the lilac. There seemed like there was actually more in real life, but this shows some.

Notice also how the centers are darker on the older blooms with lilac petals.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2014 at 9:10PM
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