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Brunswick

422 Bath Road
Brunswick, ME 04011
1-800-339-8111
207-442-8111

Falmouth

89 Foreside Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
1-800-244-3860
207-781-3860

Cumberland

201 Gray Rd (Route 100)
Cumberland, ME 04021
1-800-348-8498
207-829-5619

perennial

Blue Angel Summer Forget-Me-Not

Anchusa capensis 'Blue Angel'

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Blue Angel Summer Forget-Me-Not (Anchusa capensis 'Blue Angel') at Skillins Greenhouse

Blue Angel Summer Forget-Me-Not flowers

Blue Angel Summer Forget-Me-Not flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  12 inches

Flower Height:  18 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5b

Description:

Brilliant clusters of blue forget-me-not flowers will brighten any space, blooming over a long period; team up with other annuals and perennials for eye-popping combinations

Ornamental Features

Blue Angel Summer Forget-Me-Not features showy clusters of blue flowers from late spring to early fall. Its small narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Blue Angel Summer Forget-Me-Not is an herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting birds, bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Blue Angel Summer Forget-Me-Not is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Blue Angel Summer Forget-Me-Not will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features
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