Bugloss 'Loddon Royalist'
Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'
Also known as
Alkanet, Large blue alkanet
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3 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Bugloss 'Loddon Royalist' Overview
Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist' is a herbaceous perennial cultivar in the borage family, Boraginaceae. It produces sturdy stems of deep blue summer flowers appear in early summer which turn more purple with age. This large blue alkanet makes a striking and long-lasting statement in a sunny border and does not need staking. This cultivar is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
Common problems with Bugloss 'Loddon Royalist'
Can also suffer from leaf mining saw flies
How to harvest Bugloss 'Loddon Royalist'
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Bugloss 'Loddon Royalist'
Can be taken from either root or softwood.
Special features of Bugloss 'Loddon Royalist'
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Bugloss 'Loddon Royalist'
This perennial is perfect for wildlife friendly gardens in free draining beds or borders. It suits a variety of gardening styles but in particular cottage gardens.