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Echium bourgaeanum

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Features

  • BloomsMay to October
  • Height0.15m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourVarious

Description

Echium bourgaeanum. This species is an unbranched biennial or sometimes a short-lived perennial, it will produce rosettes of narrowly lance-shaped light green leaves with silver hairs. The flowers are produced from late spring to the summer with cymes of funnel-shaped red blooms.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Europe and N.Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy to frost tender, min 3C, and will need full sun with fertile, well drained soil. You should water the containerized specimens freely in the summer and moderately at other times.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring or by greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Whitefly may sometimes be troublesome. Contact with foliage may irritate skin.

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