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Echium vulgare (Viper's Bugloss) seeds - RP Seeds

Echium vulgare (Viper's Bugloss) seeds


Distinctive British native biennial wildflower with a tall spike of brilliant blue, trumpet shaped flowers from June to September.  A versatile plant that will grow more or less anywhere in sun or semi shade.  Extremely attractive to all pollinating insects, very easy to grow and will self seed.  

Hardy Biennial
Flowers: June to September
Height: 90cm
Position: Sun or semi shade in any soil

Packet of 50 seeds


RHS Plants for Pollinators. 

The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators



When to Sow: Sow spring or autumn outdoors in flowering position.

Sowing: Clear all weeds, scatter seeds on well raked soil, firm seeds into the soil and water with a fine spray.  If sowing in rows, leave 20cm between rows. Germination varies with the time of year and conditions, but generally takes from 7-30 days.

Growing:   Thin seedlings as necessary as they grow.  To prolong flowering and prevent self seeding, remove the seedheads just as the petals start to fall.  Otherwise, when flowering has finished in autumn, remove the dead plants, shake well to scatter the seed and rake the area lightly. New plants will grow in the spring.  


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