A great plant, originally from the Canary Isles, which is easy to grow in sheltered gardens in the UK. The plant forms a low rosette of silvery leaves in the first year and flowers in the second year, forming a single tall and very striking 2m rose-red flower spike in spring.
Echium wildpretii prefers sun and well drained soil, and tolerates frost to about -7°C. The plants should be in a sheltered place or greenhouse over winter for flowering the following year.
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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