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Echium pininana

Genus: Echium.

Species: Echium pininana.

Tree echium (Protct from Frost)

In its first year echium forms a low rosette of silver, hairy, spear-like leaves. The following year it suddenly spurts into growth and produces a single 4m (13.1ft) high flower spike festooned with blue, funnel-shaped flowers.

Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Half Hardy

Self seed

Height: 400cm
Spread: 90cm

Time to plant seeds: February to May

Chris & Mandy Aug 2010

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