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Echium 'Blue Bedder' | Sarah Raven

Echium vulgare 'Blue Bedder'

Brilliant blue flowers, loved by butterflies and bees with every flower thick with nectar.
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200 seeds

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Direct Sow/ Plant Out
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Details:

Type
Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
Position
In Grass
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
May - September, 12-14 weeks from spring sowing
Height
45cm (18in)
Group/Species
vulgare
Common name
Viper's-bugloss
Moisture
Well-drained
Size
200 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Sow direct March/April or in the autumn. Scatter thinly, cover lightly and water regularly until they are established.

Description

Brilliant-blue flowers, loved by butterflies and bees, with every one thick with nectar. Blooms for months and makes a great cut flower.

Please note: This is a skin irritant.

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.