These strong growers are related to forget-me-not (Myosotis) but are larger and showier. Their vibrant 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. High humidity inhibits growth.
Native to the Mediterranean region. An open, spreading plant to 3–5 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide. Leaves grow 6 in. or longer and are covered with 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’.
Rising above clumps of fleshy, blue-green leaves, the purplish blue upper leaves and flower bracts of ...
Annuals. The Fantasy series produces compact plants to 1 ft. high and 6–8 in. wide, with very na...
Native to the eastern U.S. Has a long leafless period. Irregular habit, contorted branches. Occasional...