anyone know what these are called??
It could be A
gastache, hyssop for common name
I left the A off. It's Agastache.
Look is close but it 's leaves are more "spike like" then the herbish hyssop and agastache and the whole bush is rather tall like 4-5'
Is it a gentian?
Thank you for the suggestions but this doesn't answer my question because this flower/bush is taller than gentian and the flower is a cluster as you can see from the photos....
Then I'm stumped.
Thanks Steve ...
It looks like a type of liatris to me.
Looks like Liatris from the spicata family. Monarch Butterflies love them. after the flower dies there will be seeds that when resown will develop the bulb. I have these in my yard and in October the Monarchs are headed back to Mexico. They swarm these flowers. It's so beautiful.
It does look like a Liatris variety. Absolutely gorgeous.
Liatris, used in Floral Shops as filler flowers.
Lyn UK looks like echium I have one taller and prickly stem
Look like Liatris to me. They sue are beautiful
Look up "Pride of Madeira."
Liatris, definitely. So pretty!
JUST GOT AN AD ON EMAIL AND IT HAD A PICTURE OF PRIDE OF MADERA. FOR SURE THIS IS IT.
It's pride of madeira very common in so cal. Liatris doesn't get nearly as big
Echium! I live in CA's SF Bay Area and they are almost 'native'. They seem to love the coastal climate of Ca. I planted along a long fence years ago and they are still there. They don't particularily do well after a hard frost--kind of turn into a gooey blob, but will usually will come back with some TLC. Very drought tolerant. Grows wild all along the coastal hills here.