Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'

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9cm pot
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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'
 
4.0

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I would recommend this product

By Peter

from Kent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

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    Comments about Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist':

    Easy to grow and maintain.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
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    3.0

    Prone to mold

    By Bluebell

    from Midlothian, Scoltand

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive

    Cons

    • Pests & Disease
    • Small In Size

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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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