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Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare)

Viper's Bugloss is one of our most impressive and long-flowering wild flowers of wasteland and seashore. This flowers for months at a stretch, is happy in sun or light shade.
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100 seeds (060057)

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

25 seedlings

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Details:

Type
Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
Position
In Grass
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - September, the following year.
Height
45cm (18in)
Common name
Viper's-bugloss
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)

Description

Viper's Bugloss is one of our most impressive and long-flowering wild flowers of wasteland and seashore. This flowers for months at a stretch, is happy in sun or light shade and is always teeming with Burnet Moths and pollinator insects.

Standing tall and upright, it is the perfect backdrop to almost any other wild flower. It looks spectacular, but it is unpopular with some farmers as one plant can generate a swathe the following year.

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.