Plant ID Request: Mid-spring perennials
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- April 23, 2010 at 7:13 pm #29017
Hi! I rent a house with a lovely yard chock-full of blooming things. I have been busily adding and moving plants around (it was quite neglected the last few years before we moved in). But there are a few things I still can’t identify. I live in Ohio, in zone 6ish.
First one: Strappy leaves, tiny purplish buds starting to shoot up inside.
Second one: Mounded plants in front sunny bed – thought they were bee balm, but have a nicer clumping habit than most of the monarda I’ve grown in the past. Long, slightly fuzzy leaves. Small purplish blue, thistle-ish looking buds coming in now.
And finally, these flowers popped up around the area where a dead tree was removed. They look like hardy geranium, to me, but they don’t have that scent my other hardy geraniums do.
Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you!
FaithApril 25, 2010 at 1:53 am #29400
Number one is bluebells. I can’t tell from the photo whether they are Spanish (Hyacinthoides hispanica) or English (Hyacinthoides non-scripta). Spanish bluebells have wider leaves and the flowers have very little fragrance. English bluebell flowers droop and hang all to one side. They have a sweet scent.
Number two: Centaurea montana
Number three: Geranium maculatum. This is native to the NorthEast, so what you have is probably wild, but there are cultivars too (a favorite of mine is called Espresso.)
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