ECHIUM pininana 'Blue Steeple'

Commonly known as Tree echium

Biennial producing an eyecatching spire of masses of blue flowers
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ECHIUM pininana 'Blue Steeple'

Seeds £5.00 per packet 

Any 3+ for £4.00 each

Seeds may be available, check buying options below.

  • Evergreen
    Elliptic-lance-shaped, densely and roughly, silver-hairy leaves to 7cm (2¾in) long.
  • Blue
  • 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 - to 4m (13ft) long
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil - moderately fertile
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Butterfly friendly

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