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Echium 'Blue Bedder' Viper's-bugloss has brilliant blue flowers, loved by all butterflies and bees with every flower thick with nectar. Echium flowers for months and makes a great cut flower.
Please note: This is a skin irritant.
|Common Name||Annual Viper's-bugloss|
|Border Position||Middle, Front|
|Moisture||Well-drained, Moist but Well-drained|
|Sowing, Seeds, Planting||Sow direct March/April or in the autumn. Scatter thinly, cover lightly and water regularly until they are established.|
|Care Tips||A good plant for dry gardens. Deadhead regularly to encourage further blooms to appear. This plant may cause an allergic reaction. Great for growing in a container pot.|
|Flowering||May - September, 12-14 weeks from spring sowing|
|Vase Life||7 days. Sear stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds.|
|Harvesting||Flower production: 4 months.|
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Echium 'Blue Bedder' reviews
Echium - how to deadhead
Reviewed 25th July 2016 by Barbara Harfield
These plants are lovely. However, you advise deadheading to keep blooms coming. Do I deadhead the whole flower stem or each individual little flower on the stem? I see some at the bottom have passed over while there are still buds at the top. Please help.
Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:
"Thank you for your feedback, we would recommend deadheading each individual flower head. If you would like further advice please contact our customer service team on 0345 092 0283 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 4th August 2016
Reviewed 27th March 2015 by Allan B
Growing these for the second year. Seeds, sowed mid March, have germinated, under glass, inside a week!