One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Anchusa italica or azurea....I think. This plant isn't delicate or graceful, it's actually weedy and uncouth but those flowers are a beautiful color
I like the rosettes too. Stefan brought back seeds of this plant for the blue flowers. Who could blame him? I had assumed from the rosette that it was a biennial but the literature suggests perennial. Apparently it has weedy tendencies, but really, who would care? It's growing above the China Valley path at the top of the valley.