Viper's Bugloss Seeds - 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.
When to sow: Spring or early autumn
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.
Scatter the seeds thinly on the soil surface where they are to grow, and gently rake them in or cover very lightly with soil, (do not bury too deep). Water gently.
They can also be grown in pots or trays inside, (I recommend using peat free biodegradable pots), and planted out when grown.
Do not let seed bed or pots dry out before seeds have germinated.
Warning: Not edible, may cause stomach upset if ingested and contact with foliage my cause skin irritation, (wearing gloves recommended when handling).
Contents: Approximately 90 seeds / 0.36 g
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