Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'

9cm pot £7.99
available to order from late summer
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Buy Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist' azurea: Intense blue flowers in early summer

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moist, fertile, well-drained
  • Rate of growth: vigorous
  • 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 don’t 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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I would buy this again


Attractive summer time plant in the garden



I would buy this product again


Not the longest flowering period but a fabulous splash of colour. Excellent planted next to reds or oranges and with purple aliums.




Grew well last year and I expect it to reappear this summer


This plant is about 1.5mtres away from where I like to sit in the evening with a beer. It gets the evening sun. It is close enough that I can appreciate the beautiful flowers with the light going through them. Mine flower early summer, so I do not plant at the edge of the bed. Also surround them with "Sweet William" which has a lovely contrasting red velvet colour.




Healthy plants


The intense blue is beautiful.

Jane the gardener



I would recommend this product


Easy to grow and maintain.




Prone to mold


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.


Midlothian, Scoltand



3.8 6


Can I plant in a pot over winter and then into the garden in spring?


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.

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