Blue Bugloss or Italian Alkanet
These plants have very attractive gentian-blue colored flowers and they make good cutting material too. Large hairy gray-green leaves are large and ground smothering. Grows well in moisture retentive soils but do not over winter in wet soils. The first year of growth plants grow large leaves that are somewhat upright growing, the leaves are a medium pea-green color with a surface of short, bristly hairs. Plants Bloom the second year.