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Echium webbii

Borage

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Features

  • BloomsMay to October
  • Height0.15m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourYellow buds to blue flowers

Description

Echium webbii (Borage). The genus has about 40 species of annual and evergreen perennial shrubs which are native to the Mediterranean. They are grown for their spectacular, bright blue or pink flowers which will bloom in late spring and summer. The hairy leaves will grow in basal rosettes on the flower stalks.

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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