Vipers Bugloss Echium vulgare

Vipers Bugloss Echium vulgare


Wild flower plug plants grown from our own seeds the Wilderness Tamed garden.

  • Description

    Our home grown Vipers Bugloss Echium vulgare Wild Flower Plugs from the Wilderness Tamed garden. 

    Our plug plants are in their first year of growth so will flower next year.

    We send young plants as they are easier to post and transplant. 

    These striking plants will look stunning in a border, island bed or naturalised in a meadow. They prefer well drained soil in a sunny site.

    The tall spires of blue and pink flowers come in the second year after sowing and can reach a height of over 1.2m.  

    Easy to grow at most times of year. Autumn plantings will result in flowers the following year.

    Flower colour will vary as these are wild seeds and not hybrid varieties. The typical blue colour can vary in shade naturally.

  • Benefits

    • Great for Insects & Bees
    • Excellent Perennial for beds and borders
    • Grow up to 1 Metre High.
    • Repeat flowering throughout the summer.
    • Wonderful in a mixed Native Meadow (see our other seeds)
    • Natural Seedling Variation In Colour
  • Growing Instructions

    Plant as soon as you receive your plugs, where you want them to grow. Water well for the first few days. Or alternately, pot up into larger pots until the plants are large enough to plant out and compete with neighbouring plants.

    Do not add enriched compost or fertiliser as wild flowers require a nutrient poor soil in which to thrive.

    These will sit tight through the winter and then grow next year into tall majestic spires with a multitude of flowers that the local pollinating insects will love.