violet ball-shaped flower

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  1. olga

    olga Seedling

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    I grew this from seeds, a friend gave it to me but she also don't know the name of this flower.

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  3. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Those are beautiful! Could they be Globe Amaranth or Gomphrena?
     
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    cajunbelle Daylily Diva

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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Just a beauty.Is that what we call Bachlor Buttons?
     



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  6. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    You're right Glenda they are what you call Bachelors buttons. :-D
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    I have some coming up but mine will never look like those.It is just the right climate where she is to grow anything.
     
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    zuzu's petals Silly Old Bat Plants Contributor

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    8) I agree with Gomphrena aka "Globe Amaranth".

    I know you guys must think I'm a total plant-nerd (and I guess I am :oops: )
    for always using the Latin names,
    but that's how confusing "common" names can be, :D
    what I've always known as "Bachelor Buttons" is Centaurea cyanus,
    a whole 'nother critter. :)
     
  9. GardenFanantic

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    These are Bachelor's buttons, a little different fron Gomphrena.
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    GF your BB's look very similar to our cornflowers but in a much wider range of colours. :-D
     
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    another name for these ARE cornflowers :)
     
  12. olga

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    Wow! Thank's everyone. I have send seeds of this to some members of gerdenstew, hope they could see it here so they would know the name cause i wrote "violet pompoms" in the bag. :)
     

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