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Last updated 14/05/20 10:00.
Commonly known as Tree echium
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 - elliptic-lance-shaped, densely and roughly, silver-hairy leaves to 7cm (2¾in) long.
Height - to 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. Usually flowers in second or third year sending up a spire of funnel-shaped flowers with large bracts
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 - shelter from strong winds
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 - Architectural interest -
Good to know - wildlife plant. Attracts butterflies and other insects
Pests & Diseases - slugs on young growth
Place of origin - garden origin
Flower Shape - Spikes -
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - moderately fertile
Wildlife - Bee friendly -
- Growing Echium candicans (E. fastuosum)
- Echium pininana - Video Tip ondemand_video
- From seedling to mature plant - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video