Common Bugloss (Anchusa officinalis)

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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 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches (30-45cm)
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Multi-Color: Deep pink with blue and white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

credit: Ivar Leidus

Honey Bees in the Garden:  JuneHoney Bees in the Garden: June
June 1, 2011

June brings the end of school, Father's Day and summer. Summer brings hot weather and plants may need extra water. Honey bees will also need extra water to keep the hive cool.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 22, 2012 7:16 PM

Provides nectar and pollen for honey bees when there is little else blooming.

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Can anyone identify this flower by kevinn13 Jul 24, 2016 10:48 AM 4
Blue flowers by fahte Jun 11, 2016 5:03 PM 4

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