Also known as
Lady Campbell-Weed, Riverina Bluebell, Salvation Jane, Blue Echium, Blueweed, Purple Echium, Purple Viper's-Bugloss, Purple-Bugloss, Viperine
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2 months to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
Patterson's Curse Overview
Originally from Southern Europe, North-Africa and southwest Asia this herbacious plant or weed has spread to many countries and is often seen as fields of purple in different environments. They grew too prolific and are often classified as a weed or invasive because it competes with grazing crops like lusern. It is poisonous (due to pyrrolizidine alkaloids) for cattle and horses.
Common problems with Patterson's Curse
How to harvest Patterson's Curse
How to propagate Patterson's Curse
Selfseed easily to cover huge areas.
Propagate from seed or cuttings in spring or summer.
Other uses of Patterson's Curse