There are few wild flowers in the UK that are as visually arresting as Vipers Bugloss. Once used by our ancestors to relieve snake bites…back in the days when snakes were more common and more bitey. Beautiful blue flowers on rough spires, these plants are a Mecca for bees and butterflies.
Though a biennial it can be sown in early spring and may flower in it’s first season…if the soil is light and free draining Vipers Bugloss will happily reseed year in year out.
I tend to sow a batch in late March or early April…then some more in June…at the same time as I sow my Sweet Williams.
100ish seeds in a packet.
Height: 90 cm
Biennial/short lived perennial.