Italian Alkanet (Anchusa azurea 'Dropmore')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 4-5ft
Plant Spread: 1.5-2ft
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: Needs excellent drainage. Oblong to lance-shaped leaves (4-8" long) are coarse and hairy. Can be short-lived in the garden. Prompt deadheading of spent flowers may prolong the bloom period and will help prevent any unwanted self-seeding.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Deep blue
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: May readily self-seed in optimum growing conditions, but cultivars of A. azurea generally do not come true from seed and should be propagated by root cuttings.
Pollinators: Bees

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