Alt Information

Anchusa capensis ‘Blue Angel’
Anchusa capensis ‘Blue Angel’
Garden Diary

Date purchased or acquired:

Where acquired:

Location in the garden:


The next time you are buying perennials please look for our helpful labels and blue pots, and remember "The best perennials come out of the blue"!

Anchusa capensis ‘Blue Angel’

Dwarf Alkanet

USDA Zone: 7-9

Plant number: 1.038.050

Usually treated as an annual, this plant produces flowers of rich gentian blue for most of the summer. Plants are upright and narrow, ideal for tucking into mixed containers or massing towards the front of a sunny border. Tolerates hot sites with poor or dry soil. Good deer resistance. Sometimes called Summer Forget-me-Not. Plants may self seed and come back again next year.

Further details for
Anchusa capensis ‘Blue Angel’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.