Heartleaf alkanet

Asked June 25, 2019, 10:01 AM EDT

My heartleaf alkanet did not bloom this year. It has bloomed for many years. Is it just an off year?

Massachusetts herbs

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Your plant did not bloom because it is a short-lived biennial plant. That it is still alive is amazing (although you may have more than one plant). Biennial plants bloom in their second year and then either die, or ‘wind down.’ Here is an Extension article about this plant: http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/homegardening/sceneaf95.html Good luck!