Position – Sun or part shade
Soil – Moist but well-drained
Flowering Period –Summer
Hardiness – Fully hardy
Anchusa are best planted in a moist but well-drained soil of loam, chalk or sand within a neutral, acidic or alkaline PH balance. They are best positioned in an area of full sun or part shade. Anchusa are well suited to flower beds and borders within a cottage or informal garden setting.
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Anchusa require deep planting holes so their long roots can grow correctly and efficiently whilst absorbing necessary nourishment and moisture.
Anchusa dislike winter wet so protect them with a generous layer of mulch. Deadhead after the initial flush of flowers to encourage a second wave of blooms. Cut the top growth after flowering to encourage a subsequent rosette of healthy, lush foliage.
It is possible to propagate Anchusa by root cuttings in autumn or early winter. Alternatively, divide clumps during early spring, however it will self-seed freely.
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