ECHIUM vulgare

Product 1392 From 3785

ECHIUM vulgare

Viper's Bugloss

Select Item No. EA020

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.

Plant Description

Life Cycle: Biennial
Family: Boraginaceae
Origin: Europe to Western Asia: sandy places and dry meadows.
Special Features: Most biennial, rarely perennial. Steady flowering for native plants garden and butterfly meadows. Abundant pollen and nectar plant for butterflies and bees. Long flowering period. Drought resistant.
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: bright blue
Natural Flowering Period: May - August
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z11
Foliage: lanceolate, hirsute, green
Height with Flowers: 80 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / sandy / gritty
Characteristics: toxic plant / medicinal plant
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 3.22581 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
5 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(9) These seeds germinate rapidly depending on species and origin. If germination does not occur after 3–4 weeks a cooling period of 2–4 weeks is recommended.

Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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