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Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist' (Bugloss 'Loddon Royalist')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
3ft 3in
Max height
1ft 8in
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'

Other names

Bugloss 'Loddon Royalist'

Genus

Anchusa Anchusa

Variety or Cultivar

'Loddon Royalist' _ 'Loddon Royalist' is an herbaceous perennial with coarse, hairy, lance-shaped leaves. Deep blue flowers bloom on erect, branching stems.


Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Blue, Purple in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf-mining sawflies Leaf-mining sawflies

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to encourage a second flush of flowers. Cut back top growth after flowering to encourage a rosette of foliage.

Propagation methods

Seed, Root cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist' (Bugloss 'Loddon Royalist') will reach a height of 3ft 3in and a spread of 1ft 8in after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Wildlife, Gravel

Cultivation

Plant in any moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Prefers full sun, although can also tolerate partial shade. It dislikes winter wet.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'

Other names

Bugloss 'Loddon Royalist'

Genus

Anchusa Anchusa

Variety or Cultivar

'Loddon Royalist' _ 'Loddon Royalist' is an herbaceous perennial with coarse, hairy, lance-shaped leaves. Deep blue flowers bloom on erect, branching stems.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Blue, Purple in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf-mining sawflies

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to encourage a second flush of flowers. Cut back top growth after flowering to encourage a rosette of foliage.

Propagation methods

Seed, Root cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist' (Bugloss 'Loddon Royalist') will reach a height of 3ft 3in and a spread of 1ft 8in after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Wildlife, Gravel

Cultivation

Plant in any moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Prefers full sun, although can also tolerate partial shade. It dislikes winter wet.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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