Anchusa azurea ‘Dropmore’ is an attractive, erect, clump-forming perennial which is short-lived. It bears clusters of magnificent tiny blue flowers on tall stems which rise above low clumps of large green spiny leaves. It is the perfect plant for adding colour to your garden from May right up until September. ‘Dropmore’ can reach approximately 90 cm tall and 60 cm wide. It is an attractive plant for pollinators such as bees and butterflies. It is perfect planted in beds and borders.
Suggested Care: Anchusa azurea ‘Dropmore’ should be planted in moist well-drained, fertile soils and positioned in full sun. This wonderful plant can become drought tolerant once established. While it thrives in rich fertile soils, the tall stems can become quite floppy. Where this occurs, staking or some sort of support is advised. Good drainage prevents the clump from rotting. Additionally, spent flowers should be deadheaded to promote new blooms or prevent undesired seeding. Furthermore to increase longevity, cutting back the plant at the crown after flowering is advised.
Planting Instructions: Break up the soil well before planting and dig a hole twice the size of the pot. Remove plant from the pot by tapping the rim of the pot in ‘up side down’ position. Do not pull the plant from the pot. Firm soil after planting and water regularly for the first month.