It's tough to find a perennial with truer blue flowers than bugloss. A beautiful plant with a less-than-beautiful name, bugloss can be short-lived but readily reseeds as long as you refrain from deadheading for a while after it blooms. However, deadheading will prolong blooms, so you'll have a choice to make.
By late summer, the coarse, hairy leaves often look tired and tattered, so cut them back hard after bloom to reinvigorate plants.
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 1-3 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- 1-2 feet wide
- Flower Color:
- Blue flowers in clusters atop coarse foliage
- Bloom Time:
- Blooms late spring to early summer
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Drought Tolerant,Deer Resistant
The airy bluish-green foliage of hummingbird mint agastache contrasts beautifully with the coarse leaves of blue bugloss. As the flowers of bugloss begin to fade, agastache begins its bloom cycle.Black-eyed Susan
Sunny yellow mounds of black-eyed Susan partner well with blue bugloss. As bugloss plants fade in summer heat, the black-eyed Susans will take over with their showstopping daisylike flowers.
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