The name Loddon Royalist makes this plant sound a sturdy and dependable fellow, and so he is - a solid base of elliptical dark green rather hairy leaves and branching flowering spikes bearing clusters of intense blue flowers, not especially large in themselves but creating quite an impact. Will happily stand to attention in your border. Sun or semi-shade. Any reasonable soil. 36 in. 2 litre pot.
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A variety of Anchusa Azurea and one of the very best blue flowers you can get. Good for a bit of tall colour in early to mid-summer.
Cut back spent flowerheads to encourage repeat blooming.
We assume the varietal name makes reference to the English Civil War and the rivalry between Parliamentarians and Royalists, and we know that Loddon is both a town in Norfolk and a river flowing through Berkshire and Hampshire, but we can't quite make the connection. If anyone out there can help dispel our woeful ignorance, we would be eternally grateful!
Anchusa Loddon Royalist is a hardy perennial with hairy leaves and spikes of intense blue flowers in early to mid-summer suitable for sun or semi-shade.