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Echium vulgare

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 13643

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Echium vulgare is cold hardy
USDA Zone:6 -10° to 0°F   (-23.5° to -18°C)
Type of plant - biennial, the leaves form a low rosette the first year, growing vertically and flowering the following spring.
Flower or inflorescence: 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: 1
Height, in feet: 3.30
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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, 


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Germination guide for Echium vulgare

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

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

Can be sown in situ.


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