Information for Echium vulgare

Approximately 250.00 seeds per gram
seed-counts are only a guide, not to be used for accurate calculations.

Echium vulgare - 1  gram for 4 Euros
Echium vulgare - 10  gram for 5 Euros
Echium vulgare - 25  gram for 16 Euros
Echium vulgare - 100  gram for 33 Euros
Echium vulgare - 1000  gram for 246 Euros

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 13643
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:6
Type of plant - biennial, the leaves form a low rosette the first year, growing vertically and flowering the following spring.
Flower: BLUE-VIOLET tube, PINK pet., spike, frag...long nectar season for bees
Fruit: nutlets in 4s....(germination erratic, 1-4 (20) weeks, hold pots)
Foliage: lin. lance. to 15x2cm., ~ drought tolerant
Height in meters: 0.6-1
Parts of Echium vulgare are considered toxic.

Common names for Echium vulgare: (dye:red root pigment shikonin),  (med.root shikonin antiseptic,healing,in alc./oil),  (tox:heliosupine open diester alkaloid),  Blou echium,  Blue Devil,  Blue Echium,  Blue Weed,  Blueweed,  Blueweed,  Gewohnlicher Natternkopf,  Havaciva Otu,  Lan ji,  Lus Na Nathrach,  Natternkopf,  Sinyak Obyknovenny,  Viborera,  Viper's Bugloss,  Viperine vulgaire,  Viperine vulgaire, 

Echium vulgare is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
1:   Stock list
9:   Alpine and Rock Garden Seed List (Hardy and Tender)
12:   British Native Wild Flowers Shrubs and Trees
36:   Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
43:   Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
45:   Bee and Butterfly Attracting also Honey and Pollen Plant Seeds
53:   Bedding Plant Seed List
55:   Fragrant or Aromatic Flower or Foliage Plant Seeds
74:   West Asian Native and Introduced Plants
77:   Central European Native and Introduced Plants
90:   Cereals, Legumes, and other Food and Oilseed Plants
102:   Eastern European Native Plant Seed List
118:   Siberian Native Plant Seed List
131:   Toxic Plants
268:  Boraginaceae
719:   North American Native Ethnobotanicals
952:   Wholesale Selection

Germination guide
Echium vulgare seeds will usually germinate in 7-14 days. Sow seeds about 6mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 20C.

Can be sown in situ.

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