It is a member of the borage family, producing large numbers of blue to purple flowers. Roots yield a nice red dye.
Recognized as a top producer of nectar for pollinators.
- Scientific Plant Name: Anchusa officinalis
- Common Names: Bugloss, Common Bugloss, or Alkanet
- Plant Type: Biennial/Perennial
- Height @ Maturity: 2 - 4'
- Seeds per Packet: ~75
- Best in full or partial sun.
- Tolerates a variety of soil types.