Cool Winter Blues

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Cool winter blues...or do I have the blues because the winter isn't cool?

A visit to the Favorite Local Garden Center.  Haven't been in days, and was starting to suffer from I-need-a-new-plant symptoms.  This blue beauty seems to have a confusing wealth of names.  Senecio/Cineraria/Florist Cineraria, has been re-classified as Pericallis x hybrida.  

Some of the most stunning blue you can find, outside of the sky:
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Any name you care to use, they are far happier along the coast than inland with Santa Ana winds to desiccate them.  This is not a plant for spells of 7% relative humidity.  Plus no way am I going to spend $12 for a winter annual.  The same goes for the amazing ornamental kales.

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My Sweetie glumly surveyed the orderly rows of Kale and was not impressed.  "Looks like a damn cabbage farm,"  he grumbled.
 
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True, but a very attractive cabbage farm. 

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Comments

  1. Oh, wow, that is a gorgeous blue. And I love ornamental cabbage - I really like the pink ones. Your winter garden will be lovely. Can you post photos of the beds after you plant these?

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  2. great shots! your garden must look amazing!

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  3. The other blue flowers in the top picture look like the might be a gentian. Acaulis? What is the name of this nursery?

    thx
    Douglas

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    1. Hi Douglas, they are a selection or hybrid of Lobelia erinus. The garden center is Roger's Gardens in Corona del Mar.

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