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Echium (Echium)

One of six that I have grown from seed last year. I believe they take two/three years before they flower. But when they do bees and insects a plenty.

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Very lush looking. How hardy are they?

2 May, 2008


They originate from the Canaries, as I understand. Mine have been left to their own devices all winter and pulled through. I visited a garden last weekend and the chap there covers them with a fleece when it's cold. They grow to about 12ft and are a bee magnet. They should also self seed.

2 May, 2008


Thanks Treesandthings. Our climate is much colder in winter than Hampshire so I guess they would not make it.

2 May, 2008

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