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Alkanet Seeds

Herb Seeds

Alkanet Seeds


Alkanet Seeds


Chemical-free farm-grown Alkanet (Anchusa officinalis) seeds for organic growing.

All seed varieties are grown at our farm, Fireweed, or gathered sustainably from the near by wilds. We gather, process, and package every seed variety we carry ourselves with love and care in small batches. We never purchase seeds from outside sources to resell to you. All of our varieties are open-pollinated, grown without the use of chemicals, hybrid-free and GMO-free.

1 pkg (approx 30-50 seeds)

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Common Names
Alkanet, Bugloss

Botanical Name
Anchusa officinalis (syn Alkanna officinalis)

Plant Family
Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

Native Range
Southern Europe

Life Cycle

Hardiness Zone

To about 2ft tall, multi-stemmed and sprawling to 4ft wide. Bright indigo flowers are a favourite of bees.

Full sun, well-drained soil. 

Seeds can be direct sown in spring, or started in flats indoors.

Easy to care for. Plants are herbaceous and will die back for the winter and so can be cut back to the ground in the fall time. They will re-grow in the spring. Will self-seed in the garden.

Aerial parts can be harvested while the plants are in bloom. The roots are harvested in the fall and winter time.

Culinary Uses
None known.

Medicinal Uses
Leaves contain antimicrobial and soothing mucilaginous properties. The root is used in natural dyeing for its red pigment.

Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Apothecary Garden, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.