Echium Seeds - Rose Bedder

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Echium Seeds - Rose Bedder

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1000 Seeds $4.99
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2000 Seeds $8.99

  • Season: Biennial
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 8
  • Height: 16 inches
  • Bloom Season: Late spring to late summer
  • Bloom Color: Rose
  • Environment: Full sun
  • Soil Type: Well drained sandy loam
  • 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
  • Care & Maintenance: See: Echium
Echium Rose Bedder

Viper's Bugloss (Echium Plantagineum Rose Bedder) - If you have a wildlife garden and want to attract beneficial insects, start Echium seeds and grow these lovely, nectar-rich flowers. Often referred to as Viper's Bugloss, these flowering plants grown from flower seeds have masses of bright rose, upturned bell-like flowers that grow in clusters along branching stems covered with bristly grey hairs. Echium Rose Bedder plants are not picky about soil, and they are lovely in flower beds, borders or containers.

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 Rose 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.