Anchusa azurea Dropmore description
Intense blue flowers in the late spring and early summer on upright stems.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
Easy, provided it’s in free draining soil and the climate is not too wet. Good in the middle or back of a border.
Common name: Italian Bugloss, and Alkanet
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Will fill a small space in the border.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, also tolerates an acid soil and also chalky, alkaline soils.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Cut back hard after flowering.
Size of plant:
Height 120 cm.
Spread 35 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
Perennial plants for sale, also alpines, herbs, wildflowers and other plants.