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Anchusa capensis

Cape forget me not, Anchusa capensis, Plant Select
Cape forget me not, Anchusa capensis, Plant Select
Trim evergreen rosettes produce a bounty of dazzling cobalt-blue flowers with fetching white eyes throughout the garden season. This will naturalize with moderate self-sowing in many border situations, filling blank corners of the border with luminous twilight blue. Also grows in amended sandy or clay soils. Read more here.

Tips from the pros: Can be marginally hardy. Plant in spring so roots can get fully established by fall. Good drainage essential - does not like soggy winter conditions. Remove spent flowers in early July to encourage longer blooming. Plant will eventually reseed.
Plant Type Perennial
Height 8-16 inches
Width 4-8 inches
Flowering Season May to October
Flower Color Blue
Sun Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Moderate
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 5-10
Soil Type Clay, loam, sandy loam
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native No
Year Introduced 2012