Garden Bloggers' Blooms Day: Scabious 'Kudos Purple'
I haven't grown many new-to-me plants in the garden this year; most of those delights are currently up at the allotment for my Flowers for Mum project. The exception is the pictured scabious 'Kudos Purple', a plant I've trialled courtesy of Thompson & Morgan (T&M) via February's Garden Press Event.
I'm having a bit of a 'Should've gone to Specsavers' moment because none of my plants are purple, but pink, and a look at T&M's online catalogue confirms they are indeed... er, pink. Why not call them 'Kudos Pink' then?!?
They've been rather shy to bloom too, preferring to fill out their pots with plentiful healthy foliage instead. They started flowering around three weeks ago, where they've been a welcome addition on the patio and making up for lost time. I'm dithering whether to plant them out in the garden now, or wait until they've finished flowering. They'll look grand in the sunny spot waiting in the lower terrace bed.
Whilst I dither, it's good to see they're getting the seal of approval from the local bee population.
Garden Bloggers' Blooms Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.
Update - 16th October 2017
I've found a flower which has faded to lilac, which makes me wonder if this is the source of the purple naming. However, a conversation with Richard in the comments this morning with subsequent googling reveals T&M also have a 'Kudos Pink' in their catalogue and it's clearly derived from their original 'Kudos Purple' entry. I've emailed T&M to ask them to clarify the matter.