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Q.I received a plant which I am unable to identify and which I’ve taken pictures of to ask for your help.

Zone Hughsonville, NY 12537 | Anonymous added on May 13, 2020 | Answered

It has a purple flower with 13 petals about 2″ across. The center is very dark brown (almost black) with pink to white surround and has a sweet scent. I thought it might be a Monarda (aka bee balm) but it is the leaves which have me puzzled. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your weekly newsletter; I’ve learned so much and think you are providing a great service to “trying gardeners”.

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Answered on May 16, 2020

It took awhile to find this, but it looks to be Cineraria Plant (Pericallis cruenta). Also called Blue Daisy. Yours may be the Florist's SenettiĀ® Blue variety.

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