Viper's Bugloss - a really bee friendly plant


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
Hardy Annual

Echium pininana
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.

Echium vulgare 'Blue Bedder' - 1 packet (200 seeds)
Echium vulgare 'Blue Bedder' - 1 packet (200 seeds) £1.99
Glorious blue flowers buzzing with bees. A perfect bee friendly plant for your garden. Plenty of seeds to grow a few for your neighbours too.
Echium fastuosum - 1 packet (25 seeds)
Echium fastuosum - 1 packet (25 seeds) £1.49
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!
Echium pininana alba 'Snow Tower' - 1 packet (15 seeds)
Echium pininana alba 'Snow Tower' - 1 packet (15 seeds) £1.49
This is the rare white-flowered form of this popular garden giant! The cascades of tightly-packed florets appear in the second year from the silver-green rosette and can reach an incredible height.
Echium pininana - 1 packet (25 seeds)
Echium pininana - 1 packet (25 seeds) £3.49

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.
Echium Collection - 2 packets - 1 of each variety (40 seeds in total)
Echium Collection - 2 packets - 1 of each variety (40 seeds in total) £4.99
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Collection comprises one packet each of:pininana and .p. alba Snow Tower -

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Why include this plant in your garden bedding?

It has lovely flowers and will attract bees.

Long flowering season.

Will tolerate hot dry conditions.

Tall plant providing structure for your borders.

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