A striking plant originally from the island of Madeira, easy to grow in sheltered gardens in the UK. The plant grows grey green hairy leaves in the first year and blue/purple flowers in the second year, forming tall 2m flower spikes in late spring to early summer.
Echium candicans prefers sun and well drained soil, and tolerates frost to about -7°C. It tolerates poor soil and coastal sites. The plant should be in a sheltered spot overwinter for flowering the following spring. Good for Mediterranean gardens.
Pack of 20 seeds. Sow in spring/summer for flowering the next year. Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.
Some parts of the plant are considered toxic.
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