Sturdy spikes of brilliant marine blue on a drought-resistant perennial--how can you resist? Wild bugloss (Anchusa officinalis
) is a relatively little known and underplanted perennial in the US. Easy to germinate from seed, wild bugloss is a member of the borage family, the clan of marvelous blues that includes everything from Virginia bluebells to this French wildflower.
Plant in well-drained soil in a sunny location. The leaves are quite hairy, which will make the young plants easy to recognize. Grows about 18" tall. Plant in spring through or early summer, and again in early fall. Hardy.
I've searched for a year to find the right source of French native wildflower seeds to offer you. Here they are! Certified organically grown, these seeds are produced on a family flower farm in the Massif Central
. One hundred percent of the process is artisanal, right down to the seed packets which are decorated with drawings of the content plants by the owner.
Size: 1 g (about 200 seeds)