ECHIUM wildpretii

Commonly known as Tenerife bugloss, Tower of jewels

Silvery, hairy leaves with a tall red flower spike
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ECHIUM wildpretii

Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
individually £14.00 each , 3+ £12.00 each 
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 Litre


  • Evergreen
  • Red
  • Height
    To 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    60cm (24in)
  • Herbaceous Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun
  • 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
    syn. E. bourgaeanum
  • Pests & Diseases
    slugs. Under glass, whiteflies, red spider mites
  • Place of origin
    Canary Islands
  • Flower Shape
    Spikes - to 90cm (36in), or more
  • Hardiness
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory) - use loam-based compost, JI No. 3, in full light
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil - moderately fertile
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
to 2m (6½ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Average Person
  60cm (24in)

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