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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, Part 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
Annual Commercial Maintenance Cut back to base every fall. Then rake up.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Remove old plants and replace with new plants. Allow to reseed
Elevation Guide Up to 8125 ft