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Echium pininana


Echium pininana

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Big, bold and beautiful shrubby biennial or perennial. It likes well drained soils and lots of sun and is quite happy where soils are dry and poor. By nature a coastal plant, the sandy, windy conditions of beach gardens are very much to its liking. Itís an excellent foliage plant with felty deep green hairy leaves, as well as having tall spikes of purple-blue flower heads in spring. Great on banks surrounded by groundcovering, sun loving daisy flowers such as arctotis, gazanias and osteospermums.

 
Genus
Echium
Species   pininana
Cultivar  

Common name
Pride of Maderia

Family name
Boraginaceae
Place of origin
Canary Islands


DETAILS
Height
1 m
Width
1 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Semi-evergreen

Soil Type
Grows in sandy soils / Needs well drained soil

Moisture
Avoid wet soil. / Prefers dry soil

Exposure
Prefers a sunny site / Tolerates coastal sites / Will tolerate light frost only

Magnificent / Nourishment / Structure / Whimsical

Perennials

Category
Large, over 1.2 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a PB 6.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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