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Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'

 

Italian Bugloss ; Large blue alkanet

Anchusa can perennials, biennials or annuals with hairy leaves and clusters of tubular or salver-shaped, flowers - often blue- flowers in Summer. ' 'Loddon Royalist'' is a herbaceous perennial with hairy, lance-shaped, mostly basal leaves and upright branching stems bearing bright true blue flowers that darken to blue-purple as they age.

 
plant Features
  • Italian Bugloss ; Large blue alkanet likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Italian Bugloss ; Large blue alkanet likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Italian Bugloss ; Large blue alkanet is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Italian Bugloss ; Large blue alkanet likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Italian Bugloss ; Large blue alkanet

Latin name

Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'

type

Perennial

family

Boraginaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Italian Bugloss ; Large blue alkanet likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Italian Bugloss ; Large blue alkanet is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Italian Bugloss ; Large blue alkanet likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Italian Bugloss ; Large blue alkanet likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Italian Bugloss ; Large blue alkanet is 0.50meters x 0.90meters 0.50 M 0.90 M

Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'

Anchusa can perennials, biennials or annuals with hairy leaves and clusters of tubular or salver-shaped, flowers - often blue- flowers in Summer. ' 'Loddon Royalist'' is a herbaceous perennial with hairy, lance-shaped, mostly basal leaves and upright branching stems bearing bright true blue flowers that darken to blue-purple as they age.


Flowering

From Late Spring TO Late Summer

Anchusa flower from late Spring right through to late Summer

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Plant in Spring in any well-draining, moist, moderately fertile soil in a sunny site. Anchusa like moist soil, but do not like water-logged soil. They will tolerate partial shade.

 

Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Sow seeds in a pot or tray filled with proprietary seed-sowing compost, or a 50/50 mix of multi-purpose compost and perlite or coarse grit. Sow large seeds with space between the seeds, and sow small seeds thinly, and cover the seeds with a thin layer of sieved compost (unless it is a type of seed that needs light to germinate). Water gently with a fine rose on the watering-can, allowing excess water to drain away.

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Take softwood cuttings from new growth early in the day in Spring or early Summer. Cut, neatly, a 4" approx. piece of a non-flowering shoot, pinch out the tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 
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