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common name: Pride of Madeira
synonyms: Echium fastuosum
poisonous or irritant
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.
Handling may cause skin irritation.