Alkanet Anchusa Italian Capensis Flowers - 100 Seeds

The Dirty Gardener

$ 1.51 


General description- cape bugloss is a biennial or short-lived perennial that is a good choice for a dry, sunny locations in the garden. A native of south Africa, 'blue angel' bears summertime flowers of a deep ocean blue that appear on upright stems above coarsely textured lance-shaped foliage. Bees will frequent these cup-shaped flowers across the summer. such a cool plant.... Beautiful with a purpose. Common chicory, Cichorium intybus, is a somewhat woody, perennial herbaceous plant of the dandelion family, usually with bright blue flowers, rarely white or pink. Many varieties are cultivated for salad leaves, chicons (blanched buds), or roots (var. sativum), which are baked, ground, and used as a coffee substitute and additive. It is also grown as a forage crop for livestock.[5] Grow 'blue angel' in full sun in a moist but perfectly draining soil. Trim off spent flower stems to encourage a second flowering cycle. It makes a good edging or low filler plant for sunny mixed beds, rockeries and borders. Plants may self-sow. Attracts bees, butterflies, and birds. Italian Alkanet is similar to a Forget-Me-Not, but the plant has a better behaved appearance. BLOOM TIME: Summer. HARDINESS ZONE: 3 - 9 (and reseeds itself easily). LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Part Shade . . . SOIL / WATER: Average - Dry.

  • Stunning electric blue flowers with white centers
  • Easy to grow and start from seed
  • Grows well in dry, sunny locations
  • Attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds
  • Non-GMO seeds have great germination and blooms all summer long

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