Purple Viper’s-Bugloss | Echium plantagineum

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)


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Introducing Purple Viper’s-Bugloss (Echium plantagineum)! A garden superstar, this wild beauty boasts tall spikes adorned with dazzling purple blooms. Thriving in sunny spots and sandy soils, it’s a low-maintenance delight for every gardener. Not just a pretty face, it’s a buzzing hotspot for bees and butterflies, making your garden come alive with nature’s harmony. Easy to grow, even for beginners, Purple Viper’s-Bugloss is the perfect choice for those seeking vibrant hues without the fuss. Elevate your garden with this wildflower charm – shop now and let your outdoor space bloom with the enchanting Purple Viper’s-Bugloss!


Botanical Information: Purple Viper’s-Bugloss

Meet the vibrant Purple Viper’s-Bugloss (Echium plantagineum) – a wildflower that’s a showstopper in any garden. Imagine tall spikes adorned with clusters of dazzling purple flowers and lance-shaped leaves that add to its allure.


This wild beauty is like a free spirit, thriving in sunny habitats. Open fields, roadsides, and sandy soils are where it feels most at home. If you’re looking to add a touch of wild elegance to your garden, Purple Viper’s-Bugloss is the perfect choice.

Benefits to Wildlife

Now, let’s talk about its role in supporting wildlife. Bees and butterflies can’t resist the nectar-rich blooms, making it a buzzing haven for pollinators. By welcoming this wildflower into your garden, you’re not just cultivating a plant; you’re creating a lively ecosystem for these essential creatures.

Conservation Status in the UK

Purple Viper’s-Bugloss is not a threatened species in the UK. Its adaptability to various environments means it plays a role in maintaining biodiversity without raising concerns about its population. Recognizing its resilience emphasizes its positive contribution to local ecosystems.

Ease of Growing

Now, here’s the exciting part – Purple Viper’s-Bugloss is not just a beauty; it’s also a breeze to grow! Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting, this wildflower is like a low-maintenance companion. Plant it in a sunny spot, provide well-drained soil, and watch it thrive effortlessly. This species is the ideal choice for those seeking a touch of wild grace without the gardening fuss.

In conclusion, Purple Viper’s-Bugloss (Echium plantagineum) is a botanical delight that adds a burst of colour to sunny landscapes. With its striking purple spikes, adaptability to various soils, and role in supporting pollinators, this wildflower is a charming addition to any garden. Whether flourishing in the wild or cultivated in a garden, it invites us to appreciate the wild beauty found in nature. Embrace the charm of this captivating wildflower, and let your garden flourish with the vibrant hues of Purple Viper’s-Bugloss.

More Information


The Wildlife Trusts

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg


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Soil moisture

Dry, Extremely Dry, Normal


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