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ECHIUM pininana



Commonly known as: Tree echium.


(pinnifolium) - single stemmed biennial with long green leaves and enormous spikes of purplish-blue flowers

individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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Pot size: 2 or 3 Litre
Delivery Information
Available Early Spring 2018 - Should be available February/March onwards depending on growing conditions.

Mature Size

4m (12ft) Tall Shrub Average Person
  90cm (36in)
 

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  • Good to know - dramatic, fast-growing, tall spikes from second year. Will self-seed. Attractive to insects.
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs attack new growth - in greenhouse whiteflies and red spider mites can be a problem
  • Place of Origin - Canary Islands.
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Height - 4m (12ft)
  • Spread - 90cm (36in)
  • Evergreen - bristly, elliptic-lance-shaped , silver-hairy leaves to 7cm (3in) long
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - rosette forming biennial or short lived perennial. Each rosette produces a spike 1.5-4m (5-12ft) long of funnel-shaped flowers with large bracts
  • Tall Shrub
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade - can tolerate light shade.
  • fertile well drained soil
  • May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
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