Viper's Bugloss Blue Bedder Dwarf Echium Plantagineum is a biennial or annual flowering plant that belongs to the borage family and native to western and southern Europe. Viper's Bugloss Blue Bedder Dwarf seeds should be sown directly outdoors in spring after last frost, and other common names of this plant are Blue Echium, Blue Weed, Blueweed, Lady Campbell Weed, Paterson's Curse, Plantain-Leaf Viper's Bugloss, Purple Bugloss, Purple Echium, Purple Viper's Bugloss, Riverina Bluebell, and Salvation Jane. Echium Plantagineum Dwarf has compact and bushy appearance, and the plant starts to bloom profusely in spring with highly attractive clusters of bright blue, upturned, bell-like, cup-shaped flowers on branching stems. Echium Plantagineum is considered to be one of the best flowers to attract honeybees, because its flowers are so rich in nectar and pollen that they are known to be the source for a particularly fine grade of honey. Other beneficial insects including butterflies are highly attracted to Echium flowers.
Viper's Bugloss Blue Bedder Dwarf is a very popular flower for planting in cutting and butterfly gardens, flower beds, borders, wildflower meadows, containers and patio pots. Echium Plantagineum seeds can be sown successively for continual blooms, and the established Viper's Bugloss Blue Bedder Dwarf grows best in full sun tolerating partial shade and drought. Paterson's Curse self-sows itself to re-grow next year.
Height: 16 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Environment: Full Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Poor/Moist well-drained
USDA Zones: 3-8
Sow Indoors: N/A
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Summer/Fall
Seed Depth: 1/4 Inch
Germination Time: 14-21 Days