Anchusa azurea Loddon Royalist (Alkanet)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July
Rosettes of coarsely hairy basal leaves. Sturdy, branching stems carry intense blue flowers. May to July. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Grow in full sun and moist, well-drained, fertile soil. Can be cut back hard after flowering to give repeats. Good for borders. Attractive to bees.
Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca Citrina (Scorpion Vetch)
- Usually Flowers : February, March, April
Small, rounded, compact, evergreen shrub with pinnate, blue-grey leaves. Fragrant, small, pea-like pale yellow flowers from February to April. Ht.1.5mt.(4ft.). Frost hardy. Best in full sun on light, well-drained soils, preferably against a wall. Requires shelter.
Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca Variegata
- Usually Flowers : January, February, March, November, December
Compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with blue-green and cream variegated leaves. Fragrant, pea-like yellow flowers. November to March. Ht.1m.(3ft.). Grow in full sun and well-drained soil with shelter from cold winds. Good for coastal areas, borders, courtyards and containers.