Oriental Alkanet

Alkanna orientalis

Used as a source of red dye. Soft citrus-scented leaves give rise to a dense mound studded with long-lasting, deeply golden yellow flowers. An exemplary herbal bedding plant in the borage family.

Water: Moderate, more drought tolerant in a rock garden

Hardiness: Somewhat frost tender

Habit: 15” herbaceous perennial

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Can handle poor soil, but is equally happy with better soil as long as it has good drainage

Origin: Greece, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and Egypt

Oriental Alkanet