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Anchusa azurea 'Dropmore' is one of my favourite edible flowers for salads and ice cubes.

It is an excellent May-July flowering garden plant in the most incredible blue – a perennial which is quick and easy to grow from seed and makes a lovely cut flower.

Genus Anchusa
Group/Species azurea
Variety Dropmore
Type Short-lived Perennial
Common Name Alkanet
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing 45-60cm (18-24in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow April-July under cover or direct. Plant out late summer/early autumn to flower the following year.
Care Tips Stake plants and cut back stems after flowering in early autumn. Root cuttings can be taken from autumn to early winter and clumps divided in early spring, but it will self-seed freely.
Flowering May - July, the following year
Vase Life 5-7 days. Sear stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds.
Harvesting Flower production: 2-3 months.
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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Anchusa azurea 'Dropmore' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Janette

Fairly good germination rate and the developing plants appear strong.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Richards

These haven't done so well, but that may be my fault in handling the seedlings at the beginning.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Still waiting for germination to take place.