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Vipers Bugloss in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Echium vulgare

 

Viper's Bugloss

Echium vulgare is usually grown as an annual of compact, bushy habit. The leaves are dark green and lanceolate. Spikes of 1cm long, tubular flowers in shades of pink, blue or purple in early to late summer.

 
plant Features
  • Vipers Bugloss likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Vipers Bugloss likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Vipers Bugloss is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Vipers Bugloss likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Viper's Bugloss

Latin name

Echium vulgare

type

Biennial

family

Boraginaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Vipers Bugloss likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Vipers Bugloss is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Vipers Bugloss likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Vipers Bugloss likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Vipers Bugloss is 0.40meters x 0.60meters 0.40 M 0.60 M

Echium vulgare

Echium vulgare is usually grown as an annual of compact, bushy habit. The leaves are dark green and lanceolate. Spikes of 1cm long, tubular flowers in shades of pink, blue or purple in early to late summer.


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Flowers appear on established plants from early summer through to late summer.

 

Planting Outdoors Spring

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Present pot grown young plants to their flowering site in early spring when temperatures exceed 10C.

 

Propogation by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Sow the seeds in flowering site in early spring or under glass in autumn, thinning out the seedlings in spring.

 
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