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Anchusa azurea 'Dropmore'

One of my favourite edible flowers for salads and ice cubes. A perennial which is easy to grow from seed.
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20 seeds

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Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
May - July, the following year
Height
90cm (36in)
Group/Species
azurea
Common name
Italian Bugloss
Moisture
Well-drained
Size
20 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Sow the seeds in a seed tray and cover thinly. Place the tray in the shade and water well. Germination should take 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.

Description

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.

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.