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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.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Rosette forming evergreen annuals and biennials including shrubs.
  • 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 partial shade.
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grown for their spikes of funnel- or bell-shaped flowers. Wildlife plant - bees, hoverflies.
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs attack new growth - in greenhouse whiteflies and red spider mites can be problemmatical.
    Place of origin
    Europe, Canary Islands, Mediterranean, Africa, western Asia.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Skin irritant
    (People & Pets)
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly

Buy Varieties of ECHIUM

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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
Free delivery
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£5.00 per packet 
MULTIBUY
individually £15.00 each , 3+ £13.00 each 
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Available again from August 2022 -
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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

 
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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
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
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ECHIUM wildpretii

ECHIUM wildpretii

Tenerife bugloss, Tower of jewels

silvery, hairy leaves with a tall red flower spike

 
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individually £15.00 each , 3+ £13.00 each 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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