Anchusa officinalis - Dyer's Bugloss

Hardy / biennial, perennial / dye plant, bee plant / easy to germinate/ H. up to 60cm/ sunny position / well drained soil / blossom colour blue / flowering time  6, 7

The plant has erect stems with blue early summer flowers. The flowers are very attractive to bees. The powdered root rind is used in rouge and to colour hair. It yields a range of fabric dyes from brown pink to strong red..