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Vipers Bugloss | Echium vulgare

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561 in stock (can be backordered)

1x 15cm plug plant

Transform your garden into a buzzing haven with Viper’s Bugloss (Echium vulgare). These vibrant, blue blooms are a delight for both gardeners and pollinators.

Easy to grow and maintain, Viper’s Bugloss adds a touch of wild beauty to any space. Bring nature to your doorstep with this charming wildflower.

Description

Botanical Information: Vipers bugloss

Vipers Bugloss, with its striking blue and pink flowers, is like a living piece of art in nature’s gallery. Imagine a tall plant covered in fuzzy, rough leaves, and you’ve got the picture of this fantastic wildflower. The botanical name, Echium vulgare, might sound like a tongue-twister, but it’s just a way of giving our plant an official title.

Habitat

Nature has a special place in mind for Vipers Bugloss—it loves to hang out in sunny spots. You’ll often find it gracing grasslands, roadsides, and sandy areas. This wild beauty doesn’t mind getting a bit of wind tousling its leaves; in fact, it thrives in these open spaces. So, if you’re thinking of giving Viper’s Bugloss a home, make sure it’s a sunny one!

Benefits to Wildlife

Here’s where Vipers Bugloss becomes a superhero for our buzzing friends. Bees and butterflies absolutely love this plant. They can’t resist the tasty nectar it offers, and in return, these pollinators help the plant make seeds. It’s like a sweet deal between Viper’s Bugloss and its little winged buddies, creating a win-win situation for everyone.

Conservation Status in the UK

Good news! Viper’s Bugloss is a common sight in the UK. You’ll see it gracing meadows and open spaces, contributing to the vibrant tapestry of British flora. While it doesn’t face any major threats, we can all play a part in keeping it that way by respecting its natural habitats and not picking its flowers.

Ease of Growing

Now, here’s the exciting part. Growing Viper’s Bugloss is as easy as pie. If you have a sunny patch in your garden or even a pot on your balcony, you’re all set. Plant the plugs in well-drained soil, give them a bit of water, and watch the magic happen. You’ll soon have your own mini-wildflower wonderland, attracting bees and butterflies right to your doorstep.

Viper’s Bugloss is not just a pretty face in the wildflower world; it’s a vital player in the dance of nature. From its sunny habitat preferences to the benefits it offers to our pollinator pals, this plant brings joy and life wherever it grows. So, if you’re ready for a bit of gardening adventure, Viper’s Bugloss might just be the perfect companion for your green journey. Happy planting!

More Information

NatureSpot

The Wildlife Trusts

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561 in stock (can be backordered)

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