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One of my favourite edible flowers for salads and ice cubes, and an excellent May-July flowering garden plant in the most incredible blue. A perennial which is quick and easy to grow from seed.

If you have ordered these seeds, we have had unforeseen delays and they will now be available early March. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Genus Anchusa
Group/Species azurea (syn. italica)
Variety Dropmore
Type Perennial
Common Name Alkanet
Border Position Border (Middle)
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow the seeds in a seed tray and cover very thinly. Place the tray in the shade and water well. Germination should happen within a week. Once large enough to handle transplant to a pot for growing on. Otherwise you could also sow direct in spring or late summer.
Care Tips Deadhead to encourage further blooms, otherwise leave alone to establish. Although short lived this will self seed freely if happy in it position. It's natural habitat is on hillsides and field edges that remain well drained all year long.
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.