|Prized for their blue flowers, these annuals, biennials and perennials usually live only two to three years. Plants have coarse, hairy leaves, and all need full sun. Forget-Me-Nots (Myosotis) and Brunnera macrophylla (formerly Anchusa myosotidiflora) are closely-related perennials. Anchusa officinalis is used as a medicinal herb and in dying fabric. Other Italian Buglosses come in a variety of heights, with flowers in varying shades of blue. Start by seed in spring, division in spring or fall, and root cuttings. Cut back to promote second bloom. May need staking.
This is one of the tallest-growing types and needs staking. Not for small areas.
Attributes - Anchusa azurea 'Dropmore'
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Late Summer
Flower Color: Blue
Height: 4 ft. to 5 ft.
Width: 2 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Cut Flowers.