Annual Bugloss
Anchusa arvensis

Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Anchusa (an-KOO-suh) (Info)
Species: arvensis (ar-VEN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 13, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

European origine. A common weed in the part of Netherlands where I live, in other parts rare. It loves a sandy alkaline environment. The stems, leaves and flowerheads are very hairy. The leaves are lance shaped and about 3-8 cm long. It has small (3 - 5 mm) pale blue flowers. Overhere it is called "kromhals" ..translated "curved/crooked neck"...because the flower tube is curved.