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What did I just buy

Posted by mkmagee Z6 (My Page) on
Fri, May 4, 12 at 12:04

I always swear I won't do it, but I always return from the garden center with unplanned purchases. This time, I don't even know what I got. The tag simply says Butterfly Green Summer. I googled that to know avail and figure it's more an adjective than a name. It's green butterfly loving plant that blooms in summer? I asked someone there who said it was a scabiosa, but I have butterfly blue and pink mist and it doesn't look like those although I guess it could be another type.
Anyway, if anyone who could tell me what I just bought 3 of, I'm very thankful

Here is a link that might be useful: unknown purchase


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RE: What did I just buy

Spanish lavender.

FataMorgana

Here is a link that might be useful: Google Images - Spanish Lavender


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RE: What did I just buy

Lavendula stoechas aka French Lavender, Spanish Lavender, Butterfly Lavender or Topped Lavender. Hence the need for the botanical label if you go looking for more.


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RE: What did I just buy sp.

Sorry - LavAndula


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thanks guys!


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Hello :)
Wouldn't it be a tiny bit easier to ask someone at the garden center?
I have no horticulture training/education, I am just a passionate gardener but this plant is pretty common and easy to ID.
Someone at that garden center should know it's a LAVANDULA.
But I can also admit, IDing plants on forums is also FUN :)
CALIN


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This time of year, many employees at garden centers are hired to man the cash register, deadhead, water...and that's about it. Any ID from them would be suspect.


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