Today's bloom is Round-headed Rampion (Phyteuma orbiculare)

Bloom of the Day for August 6th, 2011:

Type of plant: Alpines and Rock Gardens, Perennials

Bloom color: Dark Blue, Medium Blue, Blue-Violet

Bloom time of year: Mid Spring, Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 6a to Zone 8b

Height: 6-12 in. (15-30 cm), 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing: 6-9 in. (15-22 cm), 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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Kell wrote:
That is so cool!

pirl wrote:
Perfection! Great photo, gregr1.

onewish1 wrote:
neat.. looks like fireworks

Kelli wrote:
Very interesting! I've never heard of these before.

locakelly wrote:
Incredible shot - WOW!!