} Viper's Bugloss Seeds (white ) Biennial flowers

Viper's Bugloss Seeds (white ) Biennial flowers

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Viper's Bugloss (Echium Plantagineum White Bedder) - A native of the Mediterranean, Echium seeds are grown to produce flowers that are a great food source for beneficial insects. Echium White Bedder plants grown from flower seeds have masses of bright white upturned bell-like flowers that form in clusters along branching stems covered with bristly grey hairs. The bushy compact plants have medium green leaves and look beautiful in summer beds and borders. Bees and butterflies love this bountiful white flowered bloomer, and it is also deer proof. Echium Plantagineum is also known as Viper's Bugloss.

It is recommended to sow Echium seeds directly outdoors once frost danger has passed. In a prepared seedbed with loosened soil that is free of weeds, so the flower seed and cover with soil. Keep the Viper's Bugloss seeds moist until germination occurs. Echium White Bedder seeds can be sown successively for continual blooms. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage continued blooming. If a few flowers are allowed to go to seed, Viper's Bugloss will re-seed itself for next year. It is recommended to wear gloves when handling Echium plants as it can be a skin irritant.

Season: Biennial
USDA Zones: 3 - 8
Height: 16 inches
Bloom Season: Late spring to late summer
Bloom Color: White
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Well drained sandy loam
Planting Directions
Temperature: 60 - 70F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Light Required: No
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 12 inches

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