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Anchusa azurea Dropmore

Italian Bugloss, Alkanet

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 4' (Plant 16" apart)
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower / Accent: Blue / Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Prized for deep intense blue flowers. Anchusa Dropmore is a clump-forming perennial which features forget-me-not-like flowers. This Mediterranean native blooms with upright spikes starting in May. Eye catching blue blooms make a nice addition to the perennial border, large container plantings, mass plantings, and edging fence lines.

Features to Note:

  • For a Sunny Spot
  • Deer Resistant

Anchusa General Information:

Anchusa are best suited to hot dry sites. Blooms over a long period in the summer. Likes a well drained soil. Dislikes humidity. Remove spent flower stems for further bloom. Easy to grow.

Anchusa Plant Care:

Cutting back hard (to a couple of inches) in midsummer after flowering will cause fresh foliage. Divide in spring after 2nd year to prolong life of clump. Seeds nicely so watch for new seedlings around parent plant. Consistent moisture is beneficial. Can cut off any dead top growth if needed in fall.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Fall 2014
Plant Code: ANDR