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2024 Seed Catalog

Dropmore anchusa - Anchusa azurea
Dropmore anchusa - Italian alkanet Dropmore anchusa - Italian bugloss
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Anchusa Seeds

a.k.a. Italian Bugloss or Italian Alkanet

Anchusa azurea

Dropmore anchusa plants produce intense deep gentian-blue flowers in late spring, summer, and into the fall. Flowers are edible and make a striking garnish. Dropmore anchusa was introduced prior to 1905 and continues to be popular today. Plants grow 4-5 ft. tall and staked plants give the best appearance — a small tomato cage works perfectly. Winter hardy to zone 3.

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Growing Drop­more Anchusa Seeds

Bee introduces how to plant

Plant Anchusa Seeds: Sow 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 in. apart. Thin to strongest plant.

Grow Anchusa: Full sun. Anchusa plants tolerate heat, poor soil, and drought. Does not like high humidity. Grow Anchusa lean; give moderate water and little fertilizer. Plants will be more compact and heavier blooming. After flowering, cut Anchusa plants back to 4-6 in. tall. This promotes full, repeat bloom in September. Anchusa flowers attract bees and butterflies; they are favorites of Swallowtails. Plants are rabbit and deer resistant.

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We guarantee all the seeds we sell for one full year from the date of purchase. If you are unsatisfied with any seeds purchased from Swallowtail Garden Seeds, we will issue a refund. For customers in the U.S., we can send one-time replacements or issue a refund.