Echium Vulgare – UK Native Wildflower – 2 litres
Echium Vulgare — known as viper’s bugloss or Blueweed was originally used to treat snake bites — It is a uk native and is a must-have plant for pollinators.
The flowers start pink and turn vivid blue, 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 throughout the garden if the flower spikes are not tidied away – so BE UNTIDY!
Grow in poor, free draining soil, we have most success in semi-shade although sun is the recommendation.
Please note: online orders need to be collected from our nursery in Whitstable. Please contact us if you would like a quote for delivery.