• Echium fastuosum

Echium fastuosum

Pride of Madiera, Viper's Bugloss
Size: 1L pots - Large plants

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£14.99

Quick Overview

  • Spectacular woody shrub
  • Grey-green exotic foliage
  • Elongated spikes of blue flowers
  • Fast-growing bee magnet!
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Description

Echium fastuosum, Pride of Madiera, is a vigourous low-growing perennial Echium with attractive grey-green foliage, woody stems and a multi-branching habit that bears many elongated panicles of deep blue flowers in Spring and throughout the summer. The tiny flowers are a magnet to bees. It grows into a large wide multi-branched shrub.

Echium fastuosom is not fully hardy in many parts of the UK but will grow outdoors in favoured coastal areas of the South-west or in sheltered courtyard gardens within the inner London micro-climate. In other locations, it needs to be grown in large containers and brought in from October until late April or early May. It can be kept in a frost-free conservatory although it does grow large and will need to be cut back after flowering and shaped for its winter indoors. If moved to an unheated glasshouse it should be covered in several layers of fleece. In very cold inland areas it will need heat during long periods of sub-zero temperatures.

Additional Information

Order (unplaced)
Family Boraginaceae
Sub-Family Boraginoideae
Synonyms No
Geographical Origin Madiera
Cultivation Full Sun. Drought tolerant. It needs a well-drained soil with plenty of grit or gravel. Deadhead old flower spikes. Protect from frost
Eventual Height 1.5-2m
Eventual Spread 2m
Hardiness Not fully hardy in most UK locations. Good within the inner London micro-climate or Southwest coastal frost-free locations. Elsewhere, it needs to be grown in a large container and bought in under glass and protected with fleece

Echium fastuosum

Pride of Madiera, Viper's Bugloss
Size: 1L pots - Large plants

Availability: Sold Out

£14.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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