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Last updated 14/05/20 10:00.
Commonly known as
Includes the monocarpic monsters, E. pininana, which, if conditions permit, will self seed and multiply to bee-loving pillars.
Flower colours are blue, purple, yellow, white or red.
Genus of rosette-forming, stiffly hairy annuals and evergreen biennials, perennials (some monocarpic - plants which flower and fruit just once and then die) and shrubs from stony hillsides, cliffs, open woodland and grassy steppes in Europe, the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean, Africa and western Asia.
Evergreen - rosette forming evergreen annuals and biennials including shrubs.
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Partial shade - can tolerate partial shade.
May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
Additional Features - Good to know - - grown for their spikes of funnel- or bell-shaped flowers. Wildlife plant - bees, hoverflies.
Pests & Diseases - slugs attack new growth - in greenhouse whiteflies and red spider mites can be problemmatical.
Place of origin - Europe, Canary Islands, Mediterranean, Africa, western Asia.
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
Wildlife - Bee friendly -