USDA Zones: 6 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Bloom Season: Early summer to late summer
Bloom Color: Blue
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Well drained soils, pH 5.8 - 6.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
House Plant: No
Latin Name: Anchusa Capensis
Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Seeds must be covered with a layer of topsoil the thickness of the seed
Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 8 inches
Care & Maintenance: Bugloss
Bugloss (Anchusa Capensis Blue Angel) - For some intense blue color, start these Bugloss seeds! Bugloss Anchusa Blue Angel has great vivid ultra-marine blue flowers on plants with a bushy habit making this variety ideal for garden borders and mass plantings. Bugloss plants are early blooming and extremely long blooming for a biennial flower.
Versatile accent plant
Very versatile, grow Anchusa Blue Angel as an accent plant, near water gardens or ponds, a border plant, a landscape specimen, or any place that you would like a burst of vivid blue!
Bugloss seed | blue angel
How to grow
How To Grow Bugloss From Seed: Start Bugloss flower seeds outdoors in full sun and in any moist, but well-drained soil. After sowing, cover seeds with topsoil the thickness of the seed and keep moist until germination begins.
Cut back top-growth after flowering to encourage the development of overwintering basal rosettes. Dead-head after the first flush of flowers to encourage a second flush. Most species resent excessive winter wet.
- Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
- Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days
- Keep moist until germination
- Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
- Depth: Cover with layer of topsoil the thickness of the seed
Bugloss is a biennial or short-lived perennial that is a good choice for a dry, sunny location in the garden. A native of South Africa, Blue Angel bears summertime flowers of a deep ocean blue that appear on upright stems above coarsely textured lance-shaped foliage.
- Height: 12 inches
- USDA Zones: 6 - 9
- Season: Biennial
- Deer Resistant: Yes