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Anchusa azurea ‘Loddon Royalist’
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Anchusa azurea ‘Loddon Royalist’ full sun  new plant

“Of deep glorious color” are the words Graham Stuart Thomas, legendary author and horticulturalist, uttered to describe the deep rich blue tint, vividly saturating large edible forget-me-not like blooms, and deeming ‘Loddon Royalist’ the bluest of them all! Selected more than 50 years ago at Britain’s Loddon Nursery, this garden-worthy Borage family member and Mediterranean denizen sprouts a stubble-surfaced dark green basal rosette below infamous white-ringed dimple-centered blossoms, which perch on lax stems and make a tasty culinary garnish. Verbascum ‘Gainsborough’ and Geum ‘Prinses Juliana’ are glowing companions for those ever-blue floral wonders, while light sandy or sharp draining soil plus a shearing right after the flowers have faded will ensure its long-lived vigor.

Blooms May–June

Size: 2-1/2'–3' high x 12"–18" wide. Zone 3/4.

Anchusa azurea ‘Loddon Royalist’ (P-1686)
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In the last ten days, we’ve experienced all kinds of weather at Digging Dog, including frosty mornings, torrential downpours, deafening hail, glorious sunny 70 º afternoons and even sleet! Thankfully spring is almost here and signs of its arrival grow more evident every day. Brimming with possibility, youthful growth and pristine delicacy, the early spring garden is a fresh treasure trove of color and texture. The plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye while walking through the nursery and along the surrounding borders. Hopefully, a handful of them will spark your interest as well! All of us here at the nursery wish you a very happy spring and countless happy afternoons digging in a garden!

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