Echium pininana blue

Echium pininana blue

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Name

Echium pininana blue

Common Name

Pride of Madeira

What you get

You will receive a fully rooted 2ltr pot.

About

Echium pininana is a supremely architectural plant, with a large rosette of glaucus blue-green leaves that are covered in fine hairs. It adds great value to an exotic border even without the flower. The Echium is a biennual or triannual and will form a thick hairy trunk in its second or third year. In early spring it will begin to grow its flower spike that will quickly erupt into thousands of small blue flowers. It could reach 5m in height -  your neighbours will be astounded if you can get them to flower. Pininana is not the easiest plant to flower but if you succeed its worth all the effort.

Origin

Madeira

Planting and care

Best planted in full sun and well drained soil to get the best out of this plant you have to risk it in the garden it has a tap root to hold up the large flower stem that you wont get in a pot. You can cover with fleece for very short times through the winter but always uncover as soon as possible.