Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moist, fertile, well-drained
  • Rate of growth: vigourous
  • Flowering period: June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Sturdy stems of deep blue summer flowers, turning blue-purple with age, appear in early summer above rosettes of mid-green leaves. This large blue alkanet makes a striking and long-lasting statement in a sunny border and does not need staking. The flowers are attractive to bees, too.

  • Garden care: Anchusas dont like wet soil. Deadhead after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers and in early autumn cut the stems back down to the ground.

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CrocusAnchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'
 
3.0

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1.0

Didn't survive the winter

By Bluebell

from Edinburgh

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      Comments about Crocus Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist':

      I bought three of these and not one has survived the winter. I live near Edinburgh and the winter wasn't particularly hard so maybe this plant isn't hardy.

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      5.0

      I would recommend this product

      By Peter

      from Kent

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Healthy

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        Comments about Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist':

        Easy to grow and maintain.

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        3.0

        Prone to mold

        By Bluebell

        from Midlothian, Scoltand

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        Comments about Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist':

        I bought three of these in early summer and, as yet, they haven't thrived. The flower colour is an intense blue and, if you deadhead, keep flowering for months. All three have been prone to mold, ossible owing to a lot of rain. I'm hoping they will be better in 2017.

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          Can I plant in a pot over winter and then into the garden in spring?
          Asked on 24/10/2014 by plantmad from Ayrshire

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            Hello there
            Yes you could, or you can plant them now into the garden, -these plants are fully hardy.
            As a general rule plants that are grown in containers can be planted at any time of year as long as the soil isn't frozen solid. The best times are in the autumn when the soil is still warm enough to encourage root growth but the plant isn't in active growth, or the spring before the temperatures start to rise. Hope this helps.

            Answered on 27/10/2014 by Anonymous from crocus
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