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Echium pininana

For sale by Robert Yeoman

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The statuesque Echium, a real taste of the Mediterranean. These will need some cover through their first winter.

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0.3 litres

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Plant Finder: about Echium pininana

Common names



Echium pininana (Borage). This species is an evergreen rosette forming biennial/perennial. The leaves are elliptical-lance-shaped and light green. The flowers will bloom in panicle-like cymes which are blue from mid to late summer and rise in a tower of flowers up to 5 metres.


When grown under glass use a loam-based compost with full light, When grown outdoors grow in moderately fertile well-drained soil in full sun.

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Echium pininana | Gunnislake, Cornwall, PL18 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

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