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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 £12.00 each, 3+ £10.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2018
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2 or 3 Litre

  • 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.
4m (12ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  90cm (36in)

Buy Varieties of ECHIUM pininana

ECHIUM pininana 'Blue Steeple'

ECHIUM pininana 'Blue Steeple'  >

Commonly known as: Tree echium.
Biennial producing an eyecatching spire of masses of blue flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ for £3.00 each
Free delivery on this item.
Seeds £5.00 per packet

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