The green alkanet, evergreen bugloss or alkanet, usually found in damp or shaded places and often close to buildings. It has brilliant blue flowers, and retains its green leaves through the winter. Evergreen Alkanet will grow where little else will, and the flowers are pretty and come in a long succession from spring to Autumn. it can be chopped back to the ground and will return like it’s no trouble, as long as the tap root is intact. Finally, and most importantly, the flowers are popular with pollinators and are a nice early flowering (from late spring) plant.
Part of the borage family, Alkanet has deep-blue flowers on a bristly plant stem and is great for honey bees.