Echium Vulgare (2 litres)

Echium Vulgare — known as viper’s bugloss (originally used to treat snake bites) and blueweed — is a species of flowering plant in the borage family Boraginaceae. It is native to most of Europe and western and central Asia, and it occurs as an introduced species in north-eastern North America.

The flowers start pink and turn vivid blue, and are 15–20 mm (0.59–0.79 in) in a tall magnificent branched spike, with all the stamens protruding. The pollen is blue but the filaments of the stamens remain red, contrasting against the blue flowers. It flowers between May and September and the bees adore it.

A wonderful specimen, tantamount to being somewhere exotic and tropical and strangely a plant often used by the council in their landscaping. Locally, they are in St Edmunds gardens in Canterbury and outside Herne Bay swimming pool!

Once this flowers, the main plant will die, so we are selling this an an annual/biennial, it will self-sow though.

Grow in poor, free draining soil, in full sun.

£7.50

6 in stock

Please note: online orders need to be collected from our nursery in Whitstable. Please contact us if you would like a quote for delivery.