Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare)
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|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
- In Grass
- Broad Tolerance
- June - September, the following year.
- 45cm (18in)
- Common name
- Full Sun
- 30cm (12in)
- Sow under cover or direct May - July. Plant out late summer-early autumn. Can be sown direct.
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.
- Seed of UK origin
These can be introduced to your flowerbeds and borders, as well as planting amongst your grass to create a wild flower meadow.
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.