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HOUNDS TONGUE seeds (cynoglossum officinale)

HOUNDS TONGUE seeds (cynoglossum officinale)
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HOUNDS TONGUE seeds (cynoglossum officinale)HOUNDS TONGUE seeds (cynoglossum officinale)
HOUNDS TONGUE seeds (cynoglossum officinale)HOUNDS TONGUE seeds (cynoglossum officinale)
HOUNDS TONGUE seeds (cynoglossum officinale)HOUNDS TONGUE seeds (cynoglossum officinale)
HOUNDS TONGUE seeds (cynoglossum officinale)HOUNDS TONGUE seeds (cynoglossum officinale)

HOUNDS TONGUE seeds (cynoglossum officinale)

  Our ref: ST28_1
  • type - biennial
  • colour - Purple
  • height - 25 to 50cms
  • Sowing rate 1 gm sq m.
  • Bee friendly plant
Great for pollinatorsGreat for pollinators
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Perfect for pollinators

Hound’s tongue -cynoglossum officinale– grows best on very dry sandy soils in full sun where it is capable of surviving extreme conditions such as droughts. In the wild Hound’s tongue can be found growing on waste ground, field margins and sand dunes where it is an important plant for Bees, and Butterflies. Hound’s tongue typically grows to about 2 foot high and has maroon flowers that appear from June to August. In gardens, plants can be included in sunny flower borders or dry meadows. Hound’s tongue looks best growing with other plants that grow on sandy soils such as Oxeye daisies, Viper’s bugloss, and Common Toadflax.

How to grow Hound’s tongue Seeds
Hound’s tongue seeds are best sown in autumn, outside, where they are to flower, and covered lightly with soil. Hound’s tongue will normally germinate after exposure to prolonged periods of cold weather and will flower in the second season.

RHS Perfect for Pollinators.
The RHS Perfect for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects in gardens. Bees, butterflies, moths, hoverflies and many others visit flowers to feed on nectar and pollen; while doing so they transfer pollen and increase seed set
and fruit development. Find out more at: rhs.org.uk/plants

To discover more plants for Bees, simply enter the word "pollinators" into the search box above.

To buy Hound’s tongue seeds
To purchase Hound’s tongue seeds, please select a quantity above and click add to cart. To ensure the best chance of success, we sell all of our wildflower seeds by weight, which ensures each wildflower seed packet contains a good quantity of seeds. The recommended sowing rate is 1 gram per square metre, and the number of Hound’s tongue seeds per gram is approx. 30. All of our Wildflower seed packets contain seeds of Native British provenance.

type - biennial,
colour - Purple,
height - 25 to 50cms, flowers June, July, August,
habitat - Dry Grassland (clay, loam), Very dry Sandy Soil,
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Printed 22/04/2024 04:14:42
st28_1 type biennial colour purple height 25 to 50cms flowers june july august habitat dry grassland clay loam very dry sandy soil toxic attracts butterflies rhs perfect for pollinators pollinating insects bees butterflies moths hoverflies
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