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Commonly known as: Tree echium.
(pinnifolium) - single stemmed biennial with long green leaves and enormous spikes of purplish-blue flowers
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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.
Buy Varieties of ECHIUM pininana
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