Vipers Bugloss Echium vulgare
Wild flower plug plants grown from our own seeds the Wilderness Tamed garden.
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 4' or 1.2m for those of you in the modern world. Easy to grow at most times of year. Autumn plantings will result in flowers the following year.
Plant as soon as you receive your plugs, where you want them to grow. Water well for the first few days.
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.
Flower colour will vary as these are wild seeds and not hybrid varieties. The typical blue colour can vary in shade naturally.