Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'

9cm pot £5.49
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Buy Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist' azurea: Intense blue flowers in early summer

  • 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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Didn't survive the winter


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.




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


Anchusa azurea'Loddon Royalist'

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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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