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** Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 Bank Holiday - Mail Order Deliveries **

Due to the first week in June being a 3 day working week we are planning to suspend dispatching plants during that week. We will do our best to get any existing orders sent this coming week (commencing 23rd MAY).  Orders received after 20th May could be subject to delay as our courier is expecting the following week (commencing 6th June) to be very busy.

If your order is urgent please let us know and we will see what we can do.

Buy 6 or more tender, half-hardy or exotic plants online and get 20% off

20% off Hardy Shrubs until 30th June

Echium pininana

Common Name: Giant Viper's Bugloss
Plant Family: Boraginaceae
Plant Type: Half-Hardy Biennial


In its first year this species forms a low rosette of silvery spear-like leaves. The following year it produces a single 4m high spike crammed with blue, funnel-shaped flowers. Biennial so save seed. Half-hardy. For very well drained soil & full sun. Protect from wet and cold with a tent of a couple of layers of fleece in winter.

POT SIZE/QUANTITY:  1 Litre
Season of Interest:  Mid-summer
Bee and Butterfly:  Both
Sun or Shade:  Sun
Height:  large (up to 12 feet)
Minimum temperature:  Frost tender (plus 1 to 5 deg. C.)
Position/Situation:  Sunny Border
Planting Style:  mediterranean
Flower Colour:  Blue
Habit/Shape:  Upright
Drought Tolerant:  Yes

Availability:  

12 in stock  

12 in stock

Price:  £4.50
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Special Offer:  Order 3 of these for a total of just £10.00. (discount will be applied in shopping basket or on the checkout page)

Mainland UK  £8.50 -£10 Local delivery Postcodes IP1 through to IP8 & CO10 (minimum order value £25) FREE
Seeds & cuttings only  £2 Collect from our Nursery (Elmsett, Suffolk, IP7 6LZ) FREE
Scottish Highlands & offshore Islands From £10 We only send plants & seeds to UK locations (excl. Northern Ireland) Sorry we cannot ship to any other Country due to British Plant Health regulations on the export of plants post Brexit. There are no exceptions unfortunately  

 

See our delivery information page for details

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Quantity or Pot size" on plant information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.