Common bugloss

If you love blue flowers, this one is for you !
Common name : Common bugloss
Scientific name : Anchusa officinalis
Family : Boraginaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
The genus Anchusa belongs to the tribe Boragineae of the borage family (Boraginaceae). It includes about 35 species - of which is Anchusa officinalis, commonly known as the common bugloss or alkanet. A. officinalis is typically biennial (occasionally perennial), producing many spikes of attractive blue flowers from mid-summer to first frost.

Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 8a
Height 30 - 150
pH 6 - 8

Plant my common bugloss

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my common bugloss

Water regulary in the fist weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top of the soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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