Anchusa Dropmore

Italian Bugloss, Alkanet
$14.95 ea.
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Prized for intense deep 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.

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Plant Type Perennials

Species azurea

Height Tall 4'

Spacing Plant 16" apart

Bloom Time Late Spring to Early Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny

Zones 3-8

Soil Type Normal

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Product

Bluestone Classics

You can't go wrong with the classics! These tried and true varieties are our staff's top picks for gardeners looking for low maintenance plants that will dazzle in the border.

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Deer Resistant
  • 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. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.


  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March


  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October