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Anchusa capensis
Cape Bugloss; Cape Forget-Me-Not; Summer Forget-Me-Not

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FAMILY Boraginaceae (Borage Family)  Other Plants in the Borage Family
HABIT Herbaceous (Non-woody)
RANGE Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa
FLOWERS Blue;white (;throat)
FOLIAGE COLOR Green
LANDSCAPE USES Trim evergreen rosettes produce a bounty of dazzling cobalt-blue flowers with fetching white eyes throughout the garden season. this will naturalize with moderate self-sowing in many border situations, filling blank corners of the border with luminous twilight blue. Height: 8-15". Width: 4-8". Blooms: May to October.
BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION a vigorous herb with tall stems of blue flowers shooting up from clumps of bright green leaves. The long narrow leaves are soft, but rough and hairy when touched. Each plant has many flowering stems which grow to 1 metre. The stems are thick at the bottom getting thinner as they extend, with the new growth often a beautiful deep red. The many blue flowers are carried on smaller branches which are borne all up the top half of the stem, which ends in a small cluster of flowers at the tip. Close up, the small flowers are beautiful with 5 bright blue petals and 5 feathery white scales in the center protecting the stigma and anthers. The seeds develop inside little green cups, which are formed by the 5 sepals that have united. Inside each cup three seeds or little nuts turn hard and black as they ripen, usually about a month after flowering. Every plant produces hundreds of seeds.
HARDINESS USDA Zone 5 (Coldest zone where hardy)
SOIL loamy
SUN REQUIREMENTS Full Sun, Partial Shade
SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS Plant Select
Location Map for Anchusa capensis (Cape Bugloss; Cape Forget-Me-Not; Summer Forget-Me-Not) - 4 Map Locations Found
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Individual Locations for Anchusa capensis: More Locations
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Year Location
022032*1 2002 South African Border
No
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022032*10 2002 Non
Public
022032*2 2002 South African Border
022032*3 2002 South African Border
022032*4 2002 South African Border
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022032*6 2002 South African Border

 

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  FLOWERING:
When Anchusa capensis has been observed flowering
at Denver Botanic Gardens
 
2012
2010
2007

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  FRUITING:
When Anchusa capensis has been observed fruiting
at Denver Botanic Gardens
 
2012
2010

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