Ajuga, the bugle, with blue flowers in spring and summer Bergenia, the winter-flowering 'pigsqueak' with elephant-ear leaves and pink blooms Brunnera or Anchusa
, with small blue May flowers Euphorbia robbiae, one of the cultivated spurges, flowering yellow or green, also in May Hostas, one of the most effective shade plants with variegated and white or mauve flowers Iris foetidissima, with purple flowers in June and red seeds Lamium maculatum, one of the dead-nettles but attractive for all that.
azurea is a pure blue relative of forget-me-not that is suited to full sun and thrives in all climates.
Dwarf hinoki false cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Verdoni'), with deep blue Anchusa
capensis 'Blue Angel', sky blue forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica), Johnny-jump-up (Viola tricolor), Scotch moss (Sagina subulata), and tassel fern (Polystichurn setosum).
Scabious Clive Greaves anchusa
and dark blue lavenders would be set off by evening primroses and the cream pompons of cotton lavender, Santolina chaemaecyparroses Bowle's Variety.
One eye-catching combination was Anchusa
'Loddon Royalist', with ultramarine flowers, mingling with handsome umbel, Melanoselinum decipiens.
Carol Klein with Melanoselinum decipiens (black parsley) and Anchusa
'Loddon Royalist' on the Hardy Cottage Garden Plants stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 picture by jonathan buckley
azurea Loddon Royalist is a big, coarse plant but an absolute knockout, with intense ultramarine flowers.
YOU can have borage or anchusa
to give your salads a purple hue or the bright, sizzling oranges, yellows and reds of nasturtiums can add a vibrant, peppery taste.
4%) used for treating fold growth hair; Ceratonia siliqua (2%) used for treating constipation; Anchusa
strigosa with value (12%), Anethum graveolens (6%), Allium ampeloprasum (3%), Coriandrum sativum (1%) are plant species mentioned as wild edible plants.
PLANT of the week COMMON BUGLOSS OR ALKANET Anchusa
officinalis The bright sapphire blue flowers of alkanet catch my eye every day in the garden.
So while I'm weeding all sorts of blue owers suggest themselves - Anchusa
azurea, with bold spires of ultramarine owers, Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign', which loves the heavy soil here, and towards the edge Veronica 'Georgia Blue'.
So while I'm weeding all sorts of blue flowers suggest themselves - Anchusa
azurea, with bold spires of ultramarine flowers, Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign', which loves the heavy soil here, and towards the edge Veronica 'Georgia Blue'.
Tap–rooted plants, such as anchusa
and verbascums, don't take kindly to being confined unless they have room to send their long, long roots ever downwards.
Flowers of the period, such as lobelia, lychnis, lilies, anchusa
and aquilegia, fill the beds with colour.
For blue spring flowers, plant anchusa
with spiky leaves or ajuga, the low-growing bugle, which extends flowering into summer.