Alkanet

Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'

Alkanet - Anchusa azurea  'Loddon Royalist'

Common Name: Alkanet
Genus: Anchusa
Species: azurea
Cultivar: 'Loddon Royalist'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Good for wildlife

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.30 m (130 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Sturdy stems of deep blue summer flowers turning blue-purple with age appear in early summer above rosettes of mid-green leaves. This large blue alkanet makes a striking and long-lasting statement in a sunny border and does not need staking. The flowers are attractive to bees too.

  • Garden care: Anchusas don't like wet soil. Deadhead after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers. In early autumn cut the stems back down to the ground. 



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