Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'
Also called Alkanet
More About Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'
- Short stems of royal-blue bell-shaped flowers
- Upright stems of hairy light green foliage
- Deer and rabbit resistant
- Attracts butterflies
- Bloom Time: May to June
Italian Bugloss Growing and Maintenance Tips
Anchusa are best grown in full sun with an average to moist, well-drained soil. Prompt deadheading prolongs the bloom time. To promote fresh growth, prune plant back hard in midsummer. Plants may be short-lived, but seeds sustain its plant life. May benefit with mulch protection in the winter, but don't apply mulch directly to the crown.
Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist' Characteristics
Moist to Average
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