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Postby Lindamct » May 19, 2008 12:28 pm

My Dad use to call this pretty flower Knapweed, and then I traced it to the Centaurea Genus through my Organic Gardening Encyclopedia by Rodale Press. One in the same apparently. However their could be a possiblity of cross Genus in some families :lol:
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Postby Lindamct » May 19, 2008 12:58 pm

:lol: Daisy! Now I want it in my Garden again :D
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Postby kso » May 19, 2008 2:33 pm

I think it's Centaurea dealbata
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/31509/
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Postby TrailBlaze » May 19, 2008 7:00 pm

What a wonderful selection of answers you all give! Thank you.

I agree that it looks most like the centaurea dealbata, or Persian cornflower. The leaves are the same, whereas the bachelors buttons have thinner, spindly leaves. And there are no thistles at all.
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Postby butterfly » May 19, 2008 8:12 pm

I have the pink and blue


They are the cornflower

pretty ah
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Postby agedgardener2 » May 20, 2008 10:23 am

The variety is william coutts.I had an ancester by that name.It is a spreader so be carful where you plant it.I finally had to hire a mane to dig it out,it had taken over a whole flowerbed.That was a few yeaars ago but it still keeps apearing here and there.JOY
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Postby agedgardener2 » May 20, 2008 10:23 am

The variety is william coutts.I had an ancester by that name.It is a spreader so be carful where you plant it.I finally had to hire a mane to dig it out,it had taken over a whole flowerbed.That was a few yeaars ago but it still keeps apearing here and there.JOY
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