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botanical name:
Echium candicans
Echium candicans © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Pride of Madeira
synonyms:  Echium fastuosum
family:  Boraginaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 2.00m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: blue
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Excellent, dramatic tender sub-shrub with spreading branches carrying whorls of narrow silvery grey-green leaves and dense panicles of deep blue bell shaped flowers in late spring and early summer. Fast growing in suitable conditions.

Well drained soil in full sun. Drought tolerant, but dislikes cold, wet winter conditions. Half hardy, for mild seaside gardens or a cool conservatory.

From seed or cuttings.

Often used as a landscaping plant in mild areas, such as Southern California.
Can be grown in a large container.

other notes:
From Madeira

Handling may cause skin irritation.
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