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Cape bugloss is an biennial or short-lived perennial that is a good choice for a dry, sunny locations in the garden. Often simply grown as an annual flower, this South African native has cheery bright sky blue flowers with white throats that appear on upright stems above coarsely textured lance-shaped foliage. Bees will frequent these cup-shaped flowers across the summer.
Grow cape bugloss in full sun in a moist but perfectly draining soil. Trim off spent flower stems to encourage a second flowering cycle. It makes a good edging or filler plant for sunny mixed beds and borders. The dwarf 'Blue Angel' has ocean blue blossoms, white 'Dawn' and 'Blue Bird' are hybrids that are much taller growing to about knee-high. Plants may self-sow.
9 - 7
7 - 9
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
5"-7" / 12.7cm - 17.8cm
3"-5" / 7.6cm - 12.7cm
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer
Southern Africa, South Africa
Blue, Blue Violet
Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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