Italian Bugloss

Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'

Also called Alkanet

  • Short stems of royal-blue bell-shaped flowers
  • Upright stems of hairy light green foliage
  • Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Bloom Time: May to June

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
Blue

HEIGHT:
80-90 cm

SPREAD:
40-60 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Anchusa are best grown in full sun with an average to moist, well-drained soil. Prompt deadheading prolongs the bloom time. To promote fresh growth, prune plant back hard in midsummer. Plants may be short-lived, but seeds sustain its plant life. May benefit with mulch protection in the winter, but don't apply mulch directly to the crown.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Medium
FLOWERING TIME:
Summer
Lt. Spr-Sum
HABIT:
Clumping
Upright
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green
LANDSCAPE USES:
Border/edging