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Green Alkanet

Pentaglottis sempervirens

Also known as

Bird's-Eye, Evergreen Bugloss

Green Alkanet (Pentaglottis sempervirens) - geograph.org.uk - 801261 by Anne Burgess (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

30cm

Min

70cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Green Alkanet Overview

The sole species in the genus Pentaglottis, a herbaceous perennial native to Western Europe. Common names include green alkanet and evergreen bugloss and it is commonly found in damp, shady habitats, especially in urban areas. It was introduced from the Continent to the British Isles and has become naturalised and can be a tough weed to control, although its popular with bees.

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