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Echium candicans

Pride of Madeira

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Height1.5m to 2.5m
  • Spread1.5m to 2.5m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite, light blue or dark blue
  • Leaf ColourGrey-silver and green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Echium candicans (Pride of Madeira). An evergreen, biennial with grey-hairy lance-shaped leaves and a bushy habit.

In spring and early summer it produces profuse spike-like panicles of white, pale or deep blue flowers.

Characteristics

Biennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Madeira

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Water freely in growth, more sparingly in winter. Protect from winter frost.

Propagation

Propagate by seed at 13-16C in a loam-based potting compost under glass and in full light.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Generally pest and disease free

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