Echium Seed - Viper's Bugloss Flower Seeds

Echium Seeds - Rose Bedder

Flower Specifications

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

Deer Resistant: Yes

House Plant: No

Latin Name: Echium Plantagineum

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

Care & Maintenance: Echium

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.