Also known as
Blueweed, Adderwort, Blue Devil, Blue Thistle, Bugloss, Cat's Tail, North American Blueweed, Snake Flower, Viper's Grass, Viper's Herb, Blue Echium, Common Echium
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2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Viper's Bugloss Overview
Echium vulgare is a bristly, upright biennial plant from the Boraginaceae family. It produces narrow, hairy leaves with toothed edges and dense spikes of pretty violet-blue flowers. They are arranged in coiled clusters and the flowers open from pink-purple buds. Commonly known by the names Viper's Bugloss and Blueweed, amongst others, this plant is also sometimes misnamed as Echium vulgaris. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
How to propagate Viper's Bugloss
Special features of Viper's Bugloss
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Viper's Bugloss
Suits a wildlife friendly garden/meadow and coastal cliffs, sand dunes and shingle locations as well as road/rail sides.
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