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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
bugloss 'Loddon Royalist'
Anchusa can be erect or spreading perennials, biennials or annuals with hairy or bristly foliage and cymes of tubular or salver-shaped, usually blue flowers
'Loddon Royalist' is an herbaceous perennial with coarsely hairy, lance-shaped, mostly basal leaves. Intense deep blue flowers 15mm across are borne on erect, branching stems
Habit Spreading / Branched
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing or North-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grows in any moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun, although it can also tolerate partial shade. It thrives in moist soils but dislikes winter wet.
Propagate by seed, root cuttings or by softwood cuttings from the base of young shoots
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Wildlife Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Deadhead to encourage a second flush of flowers. Cut back top growth after flowering to encourage a rosette of foliage
Pests Can get leaf-mining flies
May be infected by powdery mildews
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bugloss 'Loddon Royalist'
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