Green Alkanet

Pentaglottis sempervirens, the green alkanet, evergreen bugloss or alkanet, is a bristly, perennial plant native to Western Europe. It grows to approximately 60 cm to 90 cm, usually in damp or shaded places and often close to buildings. It has brilliant blue flowers, and retains its green leaves through the winter. The plant has difficulty growing in acidic soil. The name “alkanet” is also used for dyer’s bugloss and common bugloss. Green Alkanet is not native to the UK..

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4 Responses to Green Alkanet

  1. Emily Scott says:

    It’s also a good plant for bees. And surprisingly pretty when you get close to it, as your photo shows.

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