Blog post: Window Box and blooms: Blue Flowers in the Last Pic Behind Torch Lilies

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Marilyn
Sep 4, 2016 2:28 AM CST
Sue,

What is that plant with all those beautiful blue flowers? I've been wanting to ask, as I see it in some of your other pics, as I go through your blog.
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Marilyn
Sep 4, 2016 2:32 AM CST
When I went to your May 15, 2012 blog, I found my answer..... "The kniphofia really pops against the blue anchusa." What variety of anchusa is it? I didn't know anchusa got that tall and wide.
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Marilyn
Sep 4, 2016 2:40 AM CST
I found it in the database! Hurray! Or least I found a pic of yours showing it was it.



Italian Bugloss (Anchusa azurea) Italian Bugloss (Anchusa azurea)

But then on Apr 30, 2012, you said you got Anchusa azurea “Alkanet”

(and its in the same spot in your garden behind the torch lilies, so I'm confused)

(there isn't a database listing for Anchusa azurea 'Alkanet' yet)

Don't think I have the space for it and looks like it not listed as being a container plant candidate. Sighing!
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Calif_Sue
Sep 5, 2016 7:49 PM CST

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Alkanet is a common name, I really need to add that to the database entry. I got it from this nursery so I just copy and pasted the name :
http://www.anniesannuals.com/plants/view/?id=2600

http://www.gardenershq.com/Anchusa-Summer-forget-me-not-Alka...
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Sep 6, 2016 7:10 PM CST
Thanks Sue. I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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