General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 1-2 feet
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Root
Division
Other: Divide every two to three years
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Common names
  • Italian Bugloss
  • Italian Alkanet
  • Summer Forget-Me-Not
  • Wild Bugloss

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Location: my garden, Utah
Date: 2017-06-01

Date: 2012-05-15
Location: My garden, North Central Idaho
Date: 5-23-2016

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2015-05-19

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-05-26
Location: My garden, North Central Idaho
Date: 5-23-2016
Location: My garden, North Central Idaho
Date: 5-23-2016
Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Fallbrook California
Date: 2013-06-03

Date: 2015-05-19

Date: 2015-05-19
Location: Interlochen, MI
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Comments:
  • Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jun 6, 2020 12:06 PM concerning plant:
    For best results (if planting more than one of these plants), space each one at least either 1 and half or 2 feet apart from each other.
    Landscape uses:
    Plant bugloss in a perennial border where the foliage of other plants can mask the space left when it is cut back.
  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 4, 2012 12:26 PM concerning plant:
    Honey bees get nectar from this plant.
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