Wonderful, easy to grow bushy plants are smothered in small bell-shaped flowers which are a magnet for bees and butterflies.
Long blooming, they are ideal for beds and borders.
Succeeds in any good garden soil but flowers best when the soil is not too rich. Requires a sunny position. The plant is very deep rooted. A good bee plant.
Genus - Echium
Species - Vulgare
Variety - Blue Bedder
Common name - Viper's Bugloss
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 11
Height - 0,45 m
Spread - 0,30 m
Plant type - Annual
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Water requirements - Average, drought tolerant
Landscape uses - Flower gardens, rock gadens. A good bee plant.
Bloom season - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Blue-violet
Sow from March to May (or just after the last frost) in site.
Cover lightly with 5 mm of soil. Firm gently, keep moist.
Germination usually takes place within 14-28 days.
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