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Echium pininana


Echium pininana Echium pininana

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Big, bold and beautiful shrubby 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 grey-green leaves, as well as having gorgeous big 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 Madeira

Family name
Boraginaceae
Place of origin
Maderia


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

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types / Needs well drained soil

Moisture
Tolerates dry soils

Exposure
Grows in exposed or coastal sites. / Prefers a sunny site / Will tolerate moderate frosts

Nourishment / Structure / Texture / Whimsical

Perennials

Category
Large, over 1.2 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 2.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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