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Echium vulgare, Blue Bedder

Free ‘Sow A Smile’ seed packet with any flower purchase
Free ‘Sow A Smile’ seed packet with any flower purchase! Maximum 1 free packet per order. Cannot be applied to past purchases, or combined with any other offer. Subject to cancellation or change at any time. Limited time only. While supplies last.

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The very best plant to attract bees to your garden

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Bee heaven! Echium, also known as “Viper's Bugloss”, is one of the best plants you can grow to attract bees, especially native bumblebees, to your garden. The intense blue blooms have an extraordinary feature: the nectar inside the flower is protected from vaporization when it is hot, and from being flushed away by rain or watering. And the nectar is produced all day, unlike most plants which produce nectar only briefly during the day. Viper’s bugloss blooms all summer long until frost, providing a stable source of nectar for overwintering bees. Drought tolerant plants require little care.
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Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

16-20 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

16-20 inches

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Beds, Borders

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.


Growth Habit The genetic tendency of a plant to grow in a certain shape, such as vining or bush like.


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Full Sun
16-20 inches
16-20 inches
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders
Life Cycle
Growth Habit
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