Digging back a few years, I think this is what we called Glory Bower; and if that's so, it's a type of verbena.
So it might act as a perennial for me or it might reseed, but I'm not sure about in your area. I'm in zone 7a/b.
I haven't had it in such a long time, I'd have to do some searching before I could really say anything.
Oops! I'd lost track of the Blue Blooms forum. My clerodenron survives the winter here in Rome, and I've seen on Dave's Garden that it doesn't live below a zone 9 a - mine is against the house, partly sheltered. I also see it's listed as in the verbena family or with the lamiaceae, I guess it's take your pick!
Name: leaflady planet earth Love the sinner, hate the sin
One of my favorite blue flowers is the Batchlor Button. I think it may also be called the corn flower.It was one of my father's favorite so I asssume that it is why I love it so much. I was very close to my father.
I love the vivid blues, Electric Blue Penstemon, Lithodora and Anchusa. I ordered a dwarf anchusa from Bluestone Perennials this year. I have a few of the regular, tall ones. They bloom early so it's a nice way to welcome spring.
Hey Arlene!!! So good to see you over here. Maybe when spring gets here we can revive this thread with your blue blooms. About all we can do right now is dream about them.
We have a Blue Gardens chat thread too, where we while away all the winter blahs, solve world crises and generally talk about the weather and anything else that comes to mind. It's here if you ever want to join us:
Yep, I stayed up late last night reading all 16 pages, trying to get familiar and catch up. Even had to go back to the previous thread to see what the medical issues were. You know, the 3 pounds thing! Right now I'll probably just lurk. BIL is on his death bed so we will probably have to leave on a moment's notice to head up to PA. Just hope the roads aren't too bad like they were coming home from MI.
I am moving my data over to the new laptop my son built for me and trying to find photos. What a mess! Folders inside folders, duplicates, no names. So I'll probably spend a lot of evenings trying to clean up that mess. Would be easier if they were physical photos in my hands because I keep getting mixed up where I am!
Maybe this year I'll be able to take some great photos, something I'm not usually good at!
Yeah, getting a bit loose lipped over there. Not what I like to do usually. It has been fun. I like seeing what people look like so I can associate who I am talking to!
I'm so used to a Mac and working on a PC has some challenges for me. It will take awhile but I do enjoy looking at the photos! And I found a couple blue flowers but they were lousy photos. The GA red clay showed up more than the blue flower! I need to mulch more so the clay doesn't dominate the photos.
I have a Mac too, Arlene, and I find it difficult to work with a laptop or anything else.
Well, the 'Look at Me' thread is interesting and it's nice to know what others look like, but maybe it should end with that first photo of each one, I don't know. I'm not really comfortable divulging a lot of personal info on a public thread. I thought about putting my first grade photo after you posted yours, but decided to wait and see what ithe thread turned into.