Anchusa capensis - Cape-forget-me-not - 15 seeds
Anchusa capensis, called Cape-forget-me-not may be a bit weedy, but its bright blue flowers make it most welcome from spring to summer in the garden display. Anchusa capensis grows wild throughout South Africa, preferring dry, sandy places and is often found in disturbed areas such as roadside verges. In spring, Anchusa capensis is easy to find flowering in the fields daisies throughout Namaqualand. In the garden Anchusa capensis is a very easy plant adapting to most soils, surviving on very little water and seeding itself readily. The basic requirements are full sun and well-drained soil. In the western Cape the plants grow during the wet winters and flower in late spring and early summer. Anchusa capensis is easy to propagate from seed, Germination is usually very good and within a week or two.