Echium pininana

Echium

Price: €8.95

Dramatic and spectacular - very tall blooms, with masses of blue flowers on tall stems in summer. In its first year it produces rosettes of large leaves. In its second year it will shoot upwards with enormous speed up to 400cms high. These flowers last a long time, and attract an enormous amount of bees and other insects. After flowering, leave the seedhead for a few weeks to scatter its seeds - plants will show up around the place in subsequent years. Plant in well-drained soil in full sun or semi-shade. Not suitable for inland areas unless in a very sheltered spot. Healthy Irish-grown plants in a 3 litre container. Please note, items displayed on this website may not be available in each of our shops.