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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
description:
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.


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

propagation:
From seed or cuttings.

usage:
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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