Alkanet or wild bugloss. This plant is truly wonderful and very underused in gardens. A perfect plant for a cottage style garden with deep azure blue, pink and white flowers that stand out, blooming for a very long time. An easy plant to grow, all it needs is average to dry soil - definitely not high-maintenance. 50 seeds
Perennial, zone 4-8
Germination: 7-25 days
Seed Planting Depth: On surface, lightly cover.
Starting Indoors/Outdoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost and provide 70 degrees soil temperatures. Sow outdoors after last frost .
Height and Width: 12-18" x 12"
Light Needs : Full sun
Soil Needs : Average to fertile, well drained, dry
Approximate days to flower from seed: Perennial, blooms late spring into summer.
Uses: Wildflower and cottage gardens, cut flower, dyeing ,attracts bees and beneficials, deer resistant.