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Its brown stem is thought to resemble a snake skin and the seeds like a viper's head therefore it was prescibed as an antidote to Viper's bites! Beautiful tall pink/blue flowers appear on 4ft spikes in second year, loved by insects. One of our favourite herbs. 

Type: Hardy Biennial 

Height: 1m+

Spread: 40cm 

Soil type: Will tolerate most soil types 

Aspect: Sun/light shade 

Flower colour: Blue/pink 

Flowering time: Summer

Echium vulgare Viper's Bugloss

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