Viper’s Bugloss

£3.60

seed packet

SKU: 1046 Categories: ,

Description

Viper’s Bugloss (Echium vulgare)

A vividly coloured biennial, found in the wild around cliffs of south and east Scotland, Viper’s Bugloss produces spectacular spikes of purple/blue flowers, tinged with magenta pink from May to August. Bees, butterflies and moths love this plant. Grows up to 100cm tall.

Sowing: Can be sown at any time of year, but best in early autumn or in spring. Sow in trays or pots of moist compost and transplant when still small to a sunny, well-drained site, or scatter the seed directly onto a fine-raked seed bed and firm down well. Water well and keep young plants weeded.

50-150 seeds per packet.

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Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare) and bumblebee

Viper’s Bugloss (Echium vulgare) and bumblebee

Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare) flowers spikes

Viper’s Bugloss (Echium vulgare) flowers spikes

Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare) flowers spikes

Viper’s Bugloss (Echium vulgare) flowers spikes

Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare) flowers spike

Viper’s Bugloss (Echium vulgare) flowers spike

Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare) flowers and Painted Lady butterfly

Viper’s Bugloss (Echium vulgare) flowers and Painted Lady butterfly

Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare) and bumblebee

Viper’s Bugloss (Echium vulgare) and bumblebee

Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare) leaves

Viper’s Bugloss (Echium vulgare) leaves

Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare) seed heads

Viper’s Bugloss (Echium vulgare) seed heads