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Alkanet Anchusa azurea

Phonetic Spelling
an-CUE-sah ah-ZUR-ee-ah
Description

The small, bright blue flowers of Alkanet are borne in loose clusters from late spring to mid summer.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#late spring#perennial#wildflowers#blue flowers#mid-summer flowers
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#late spring#perennial#wildflowers#blue flowers#mid-summer flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Anchusa
    Species:
    azurea
    Family:
    Boraginaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    E. Central Europe to Mediterranean and Pakistan.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Spreading
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No