Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'

Anchusas make brilliant late-spring, summer border plants, the flowers are good for cutting and they're edible, ideal for decorating ice cubes or salads. More
1 x 9cm plant 510314-1 £5.50 Delivery late February
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Anchusas make brilliant late-spring, summer border plants, the flowers are good for cutting and they're edible, ideal for decorating ice cubes or salads.

'Loddon Royalist' is the famously deep rich blue variety which one sees all over the Chelsea Flower Show. I love it.

Genus Anchusa azurea
Variety Loddon Royalist
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Alkanet
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Heavy Clay, Sandy, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Well-drained, Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Care Tips Deadhead to encourage further blooms, otherwise leave alone to establish. It's natural habitat is on hillsides and field edges.
Flowering Early Summer
Cooking Notes The flowers are edible.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Most glorious colour

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Reviewed 3rd October 2016 by Pauline Oakley

I added this plant to my border this spring and wow! What an amazing hit of colour it is. It flowered for ages and has subsequently spread a lot, so am looking forward to a bigger display next year. So pleased I shall be ordering some more for another part of garden.