Echium vulgare is also known as Viper's Bugloss
It's a fantastic bee friendly plant with beautiful violet blue flowers.
Viper's Bugloss is considered the very best plant to attract bumblebees.
This means it's an essential for every garden in the Uk. It is sometimes
included in wild flower mixes but it is worth planting on it's own.
It flowers from June-August.
There are several types -
Echium vulgare 'Blue Bedder' Viper's Bugloss, Blueweed
Tower of Jewels, Giant Viper's Bugloss, Tree Echium, Echium pinnifolium
Hardy Biennial Exceptionally tall flower spikes packed with either rose
or purple-blue flowers, interspersed with silver-green lanceolate leaves.
p. alba Snow Tower - Rare white-flowered form of this popular garden
giant! Flowering in the second year.
Thompson & Morgan has these fantastic value seeds available.
fastuosum - 1 packet (25 seeds)
Native of the Canary Islands. Height: 60-120cm (2-4ft).
Will love the sunniest spot in the garden and probably not be bothered
about too much watering!
pininana - 1 packet (25 seeds)
Also known as Tower of Jewels or 'Pride of Tenerife! Exceptionally
tall flower spikes packed with either rose or purple-blue flowers,
interspersed with silver-green lanceolate leaves.