Please help me name this flower.

alpine_flower(5A)July 7, 2007

Hello everyone,

Thank you for helping my id my beautiful red flowers as poppies. Now, I need help with the name of the blue one. Pic of it is on my page:

I have collected a ton of seeds from it, but would like to know what it is so can look up when is the best time to plant them.



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Centaurea cyanus..See link.

Here is a link that might be useful: Centaurea cyanus

    Bookmark   July 7, 2007 at 4:18PM
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Perhaps Centaurea montana

Here is a link that might be useful: Centaurea montana

    Bookmark   July 7, 2007 at 4:43PM
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Yes! Thank you so much.
It is Centaurea montana. It is a bigger plant the the other one. I do have some Centaurea cyanus as well, only I know them by 'Bachelors Buttons.' :)

    Bookmark   July 7, 2007 at 6:34PM
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Judy_B_ON(Ontario 5B)

Like your poppies, Centaurea montana is not a native plant. It is a European garden plant that has escaped to the wild in some areas.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2007 at 6:11PM
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