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Bugloss 'Loddon Royalist'

Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'

Alkanet, Bugloss 'Loddon Royalist'

Sturdy stems of deep blue summer flowers appear in early summer which turn blue-purple with age. This large blue alkanet makes a striking and long-lasting statement in a sunny border and does not need staking. The flowers are attractive to bees, too.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings
Can be taken from either root or softwood.

Special features

Geography

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
This perennial is perfect for wildlife friendly gardens in free draining beds or borders. It suits a variety of gardening styles but in particular cottage gardens.

Personality

Family
Boraginaceae
Flower colour
Blue
Scent
Mild

Problems

Can also suffer from leaf mining saw flies
Powdery mildew
Powdery mildew
Erysiphaceae

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