Viper's Bugloss Plant - Echium vulgare - Wildflower
Viper's Bugloss - Echium vulgare
Approximate height: Up to 80 cm
Flowering time: May to September
Site and soil type: Any well-drained soil in full sun.
Uses: Decorative, attracts pollinators
Plant size: Regular - grown in a 1 litre pot. (For pot size guide, click here)
Also known as Adderwort, Viper's grass and Cat's tail.
Viper's Bugloss is an upright plant with bristly stems and hairy leaves and bright blue flowers in summer.
In the first year it produces a flattish rosette of leaves with flowers appearing in the second year. The plant will die after flowering but will often self seed and produce new plants the following spring.
Viper's Bugloss provides food for various bees, (including Buff-tailed and Red-tailed bumblebees, Red Mason Bees and Honeybees) and various species of butterfly.
First year plants supplied.
Warning: Not edible, may cause stomach upset if ingested.
Peat-free, pesticide-free, plastic-free.
All plants are sent to you in an eco-friendly cardboard POSIpot or fibre pot, (made from wood pulp), together with a wooden ID label and care instructions. In both cases these can be planted straight into the ground in the pot which will biodegrade.
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