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Echium Candicans 'Pride of Madeira' 5L

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Echium Candicans 'Pride of Madeira' 5L

A truly dramatic garden plant, a close relative of borage, it produces the most spectacular tall flower spikes seemingly from nowhere in summer.

Despite its common name of 'Pride of Madeira', it is hardy in the UK down to -5C or so, particularly where it is drier in winter. It is biennial, so needs one cold winter after germination to flower - so these plants will flower in their first year and beyond.

A common sight in Cornwall as well, Echiums are best grown in very well drained soils, or in large pots with plenty of sand or grit for drainage. When it does grow in spring, keep it well watered between May and August as it grows quickly.

Echiums self-seed over a small area, and once these seedlings have germinated and over-wintered, they too may flower away and a little colony will appear. Truly spectacular and one of the best plants that you can grow to attract pollinating insects into your garden.

Specifications

  • Ideal for: Patio pots, sunny borders, Mediterranean, architecture
  • Flowers: June - August
  • Position: Full Sun
  • Height/Spread: 1.5m/1.5m
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Supplied as: An over-wintered plant in a 5L pot, ready to flower in this first summer.

Contents

  • 1 x 5L Plant

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