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Anchusa azurea ‘Loddon Royalist’

Bugloss 'Loddon Royalist'

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.9m to 1m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBright deep blue
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Anchusa azurea ‘Loddon Royalist’ (Bugloss 'Loddon Royalist'). This cultivar grows to 1m and has a bushy and sturdy habit with lance-shaped, hairy leaves which are mainly basal. Large, deep blue flowers are held on erect, branching stems throughout the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Large blue alkanet, Alkanet

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Border. Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Seldom needs staking. Will not tolerate winter wet. Dead-head to promote flowering.

Propagation

By seed, root cuttings or softwood cuttings from the base of new shoots.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf miners

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