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.Anchusa capensis
Native to South Africa, where it grows in disturbed areas such as along roads. Grows to 1 1/2 ft. tall and about 8 in. wide with narrow leaves. Bright blue, 1/2-in.-wide flowers with white throats come in open clusters about 2 in. long. It prefers dry, sandy soils. Can be weedy, but sky blue blooms are welcome in many gardens. Bees love them. Plant in well-drained soil. Pretty with white or lavender African daisy (Osteospermum).
Native to southern Europe. Upright plants grow to 1–5 ft. tall and 1 ft. wide, with deeply cut, ...
Native to Armenia and the Caucasus. May be a form o fN. racemosa. Makes a thick, low mound to...
This annual grows to 7 ft. tall and 1 1/2–2 1/2 ft. wide, with yellow-centered, yellow or orange...