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  • alkanet
  • Eventual height: 0.9m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Anchusa azurea 'Dropmore'

alkanet

5 year guarantee Perfect for pollinators
9cm pot £5.99 £4.99
9cm pot £5.99 £4.99
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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of Growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Vibrant, deep blue flowers appear on upright stems throughout the summer creating a dazzling display. Their edible petals look wonderful sprinkled into salads or frozen into ice cubes and then plonked into summer drinks. The flowers are also suitable for drying and make colourful additions to pot-pourri. Alkanet makes a great companion to rich plums and purple tones and will thrive in a sunny border. Although short lived the plant can self-seed freely. The flowers are loved by bees and butterflies so they make wonderful additions to the wildlife garden.

  • Garden care: Dead head after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers. In early autumn cut the stems back down to the ground.
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