Anchusa capensis Blue Angel


Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12-18" (Plant 12" apart)
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 6-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy, Clay
Flower / Accent: Blue / Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Prized for its long blooming marine blue flowers in the summer on deer resistant, tidy plants. Perfect for any sunny spot that needs a burst of color. Cut back after flowering for even more blooms. Can tend toward biennial, but northern gardeners should let seed fall to ensure future plants.

Tolerates poor, well-drained soil once established and works well in containers needing a vertical accent. Butterflies love Anchusa and will visit your garden all summer if spent flowers are cut back to allow for rebloom all season.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • OK in Containers
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant

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.

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