Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'
Common Name: Alkanet
Cultivar: 'Loddon Royalist'
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Good for wildlife
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 1.30 m (130 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Blue, Purple|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering 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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