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Blueweed ~ Echium vulgare

blueweed

blugloss

Echium_vulgare_'Viper's_Bugloss'_(Boraginaceae)_flower

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35 responses

  1. Another beauty….Well done.

    May 13, 2013 at 11:27 am

    • thank you 🙂 looking into varieties of this Echium now, there are many and all over the map

      love blue colors personally, delphinium blues are amazing

      May 13, 2013 at 11:32 am

      • Similar taste of colors …Blue ?? 😀

        May 13, 2013 at 11:34 am

      • yes blues and purples my faves, this one the blueweed starts out pink and turns blue how crazy is that.

        it appears to be toxic to animals and kids so “warning label” but is great for attracting bees and butterflies which desperately need a safe habitat with freakin Monsanto

        May 13, 2013 at 11:40 am

  2. here is an Aussie Echium 😉 not blue but cool plant

    sorry blonde minute lol

    May 13, 2013 at 11:51 am

    • lol ..Can’t see nothing …NO PIC ?

      May 13, 2013 at 12:00 pm

      • lol i fixed it sorry lost in Echium, every part of this plant is poisonous and think every species of, will kill horses

        May 13, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    • Aussie species are more beautiful 😀
      According to the pic at the link

      May 13, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      • they are gorgeous and totally different spike look to them 🙂 have to permanently move to Louisiana or warmer climate to grow the echium wildpretti 🙂

        May 13, 2013 at 12:16 pm

  3. wow 40 species alone in europe

    May 13, 2013 at 12:06 pm

  4. these bugloss blueweed remind me of balloon flowers but not even close totally different family

    May 13, 2013 at 12:11 pm

  5. they are deer resistant and the good on toxicity is animals won’t touch them unless starving and no other foilage to chew on

    May 13, 2013 at 12:12 pm

  6. the reason i found this plant was searching for a friend in UK who wants to attract bees and butterflies and is not experienced gardener, and these are easy growers. in fact some species are considered invasive.

    May 13, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    • For your friend with interest on bees, the solution is easy…Find or plant SEASONAL NATIVE FLOWERING TREES

      May 13, 2013 at 12:18 pm

      • yeah he doesn’t have much room, is doing containers and pot gardening on a porch, so have to be miniature in pots …. his first time gardening 😛

        and these bugloss are native to his area wild

        May 13, 2013 at 12:21 pm

  7. do variety and care guide in few here, is going to take some compiling and i am waiting to uncover my plants, we had freeze here last night down to 28F ….

    May 13, 2013 at 12:25 pm

  8. hmmm is also supposed old snake bite remedy ?
    Culpeper’s Complete Herbal (circa 17th century) describes Viper’s as follows: “It is a most gallant herb of the Sun; it is a pity it is no more in use than it is. It is an especial remedy against the biting of the Viper, and all other venomous beasts, or serpents; as also against poison, or poisonous herbs.
    Discorides and others say, That whosoever shall take of the herb or root before they be bitten, they shall not be hurt by the poison of any serpent.”

    lol, maybe because the plant killed you first?? idk, a lot of old remedies they say are not good, of course they are going to say that, they want you to buy big pharm

    and many of these plants can be poisonous or medicinal and our grandmothers knew how to use properly

    May 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    • LOL….You read a lot on the subject/s….That’s Wisdom = Knowledge 😉

      May 13, 2013 at 1:29 pm

  9. lmao here in states the echium variety is thistle lol, and yes it medicinal and nothing i want in my garden, leave it in the wild

    May 13, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    • Give me anything my grandma used in her times as medicine, and I will keep it in my garden. ;D.
      I am already looking for, and buy old medicinal plants , specially seeds.
      Got already some, next spring will be a new show in my garden 😀

      May 13, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      • there are a few related links in wildflower posts for seed traders/swappers … you should look for some in your area, that dave’s garden blogspot has quite a few for trade, there is one place if you buy the blueweed seeds they donate it all to preservation of pollinator habitats 🙂

        May 13, 2013 at 1:39 pm

  10. HAVE MY PLACE/S to buy specialties seeds on the website here Down Under …A very good ones, and NO PROBLEMS WITH QUARANTINE/S.

    May 13, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    • sweet, yes it gets to be hassle with international plants and often for very good reasons … any more i have to have middle man to purchase anything internationally anyway with stupid ass laws saying i can only use debit card in us or canada, wtf is that … pardon my french

      May 13, 2013 at 1:52 pm

      • LOL….I was thinking it was DUTCH not FRENCH 😀
        Ops, sorry, ITALIAN or ?? 😀

        May 13, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      • lol, one can only hope is because no one wants usd any longer but somehow i think it just more repression of little guy … now my mother is back to buying my underwear since i can not shop at home for italian lingerie from here 😛

        May 13, 2013 at 1:58 pm

  11. Don’t you have an Ebay account ?…Shop on Ebay there..MUCHO Cheaper too… 😀

    May 13, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    • yes, i haven’t shopped there in long time … good idea 🙂

      May 13, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      • That’s it….One can find what god can’t on ebay 😀

        May 13, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      • lol

        May 13, 2013 at 2:09 pm

  12. Like I always say, Ebay is the next BEST thing, since god invented sliced bread 😀
    I only shop at 2 places…Salvation army shed, ( For clothes , and Ebay for the rest ) 😀

    May 13, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    • i go to goodwill here often for farm clothes, am not spending that much on work clothes … and often find brand new items with tags still on for a few usd, good stuff … great spot for prom goers on budget also 😉

      May 13, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      • Same as well…I find lots of BARGAINS…They call it factory seconds…ALL SAME THING, THEY NEW TO ME. 😉

        May 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    • well off to face reality, been a lovely morning in garden 🙂
      Cheers! xo

      May 13, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      • CIAO 😀 Enjoy it

        May 13, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      • yard work today since no call for farm work 😉 i think and hope we are done with frosts and freezes now

        May 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm

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