ECHIUM

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.

The UK native is E. vulgare, viper's bugloss, a biennial important for attracting insects.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Tall Shrub
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grown for their spikes of funnel- or bell-shaped flowers. Wildlife plant - bees, hoverflies.
    Place of origin
    Europe, Canary Islands, Mediterranean, Africa, western Asia.
  • Toxic - Category C
    Skin irritant
    (People & Pets)
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly

Buy Varieties of ECHIUM

ECHIUM amoenum 'Red Feathers'

ECHIUM amoenum 'Red Feathers'

small growing short-lived perennial with pinkish-red flowers

 
individually £16.00 each , 3+ £15.00 each 
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ECHIUM fastuosum

ECHIUM fastuosum

Pride of Madeira

(candicans) - medium bushy shrub with grey-green foliage and short spikes of bluish flowers

 
Seeds
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MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £4.00 each
£5.00 per packet 
individually £16.00 each , 3+ £15.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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ECHIUM pininana

ECHIUM pininana

Tree echium

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

 
individually £16.00 each , 3+ £15.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
ECHIUM pininana 'Blue Steeple'

ECHIUM pininana 'Blue Steeple'

Tree echium

biennial producing an eyecatching spire of masses of blue flowers

 
Seeds
Free delivery
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £4.00 each
£5.00 per packet 
ECHIUM 'Red Rocket'

ECHIUM 'Red Rocket'

(E. wildpretii x E. 'Pink Fountain'). 4-6 ft spikes of dark pink-red flowers with blue anthers. Some frost tolerance given shelter and good drainage. Perennial

 
Seeds
Free delivery
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £4.00 each
£5.00 per packet 
ECHIUM russicum

ECHIUM russicum

grey-green leaves with spikes of dark red flowers.

 
£16.00  , 3+ £15.00  
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Available again from APRIL 2024 - When fresh stock arrives

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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