ECHIUM pininana

Commonly known as Tree echium

(pinnifolium) - single stemmed biennial with long green leaves and enormous spikes of purplish-blue flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Bristly, elliptic-lance-shaped , silver-hairy leaves to 7cm (3in) long
  • Blue
    Purplish blue
  • Height
    4m (13ft)
  • Spread
    90cm (36in)
  • 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 of funnel-shaped flowers with large bracts
  • Tall Shrub
  • 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)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Can tolerate light shade.

ECHIUM pininana

Available late spring to early summer 2023 - 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.
individually £15.00 each , 3+ £13.00 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2023
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Endangered in the wild
    These plants are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list of 'Red Plants'. This is a list of threatened species in the wild, they are either critically, endangered or vulnerable to extinction.
    Good to know
    Dramatic, fast-growing, tall spikes from second year. Will self-seed. Attractive to insects.
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs. Under glass, whiteflies, red spider mites
    Place of origin
    Canary Islands.
  • Flower Shape
    1.5-4m (5-13ft) long
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Skin irritant
    (People & Pets)
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  90cm (36in)

Buy Varieties of ECHIUM pininana

ECHIUM pininana 'Blue Steeple'

ECHIUM pininana 'Blue Steeple'

Tree echium

biennial producing an eyecatching spire of masses of blue flowers

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

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