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Dropmore anchusa. Intense gentian blue flowers from spring to early fall. Perennial flower seeds. Anchusa, Dropmore, Perennial Flower Garden Seeds.


a.k.a. Italian Bugloss or Italian Alkanet

Anchusa azurea

Anchusa plants produce intense gentian-blue flowers, in spring, summer, and into fall. Flowers are edible; make a striking garnish


DROPMORE Anchusa Seeds

'Dropmore' Anchusa was introduced in 1905 and continues to be popular today. Plants grow 4-5 feet tall, produce deep blue, late spring, summer and fall flowers. Staked plants give the best appearance, a small tomato cage works perfectly. Winter hardy to zone 3.

20 Seeds: $2.99 QTY:
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How to Plant ANCHUSA Seeds

Sow Anchusa seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil and barely cover. Light aids germination. Kept at 70° F., germination is in 21-28 days. Can direct sow into prepared seed beds, in groups of 3-4 seeds, spaced 16-24 inches apart. Thin to strongest plant. See Starting Your Seeds for more information.
Comments: Full sun. Anchusa plants tolerate heat, poor soil, and drought. Does not like high humidity. Grow Anchusa lean, give moderate water and little fertilizer. This helps keep plants more compact and increases flowers. After flowering, cut Anchusa plants back to 4-6 inches tall to promote full, repeat bloom in September. Anchusa flowers attract bees and butterflies; are favorites of Swallowtails. Plants are rabbit and deer resistant.

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