These strong growers are related to forget-me-not (Myosotis) butare larger and showier. Theirvibrant blue flowers appear from late spring through summer. Alkanets—sometimes called buglosses—are also easy to grow: plant them in well-drained soil and cut back spent flowers for a second bloom. Highhumidity inhibits growth.Anchusa azurea
Native to the Mediterranean region. Anopen, spreading plant to 3–5 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide. Leaves grow 6 in. or longer and are coveredwith bristly hairs. Clusters of bright blue blossoms appear over a long period in summer, sometimes continuing into fall. Look for gentian blue ‘Dropmore’, sky blue ‘Opal’, and rich blue ‘Loddon Royalist’.
An attractive weed of roadsides and grain fields, this Mediterranean species has naturalized in North ...
This low-growing, weedy plant from Europe has bright green leaves and 1/2-in., brick red flowers. Has ...
To 7 ft. tall, 1 1/2–2 1/2 ft. wide, with yellow-centered,yellow or orange-yellow single flowers. Tend...