Alkanet

Anchusa azurea 'Dropmore'

Alkanet - Anchusa azurea  'Dropmore'

Common Name: Alkanet
Genus: Anchusa
Species: azurea
Cultivar: 'Dropmore'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for wildlife

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Lustrous deep blue summer flowers held on sturdy stems above rosettes of mid green leaves. Bugloss makes a striking and long lasting display in a sunny border. Best planted in groups, the beautiful blue flowers are perfect companions for a clump of bright yellow achilleas. Although short lived the plant self-seeds freely.
  • Garden care: Dead head after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers. In early autumn cut the stems back down to the ground

    This plant is often grown for edilble flower petals which can be used to decorate salads or in ice cubes


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