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