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Echium pininana alba 'Snow Tower'

Just £1.49

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Rare white-flowered form of this popular garden giant! The cascades of tightly-packed florets appear in the second year from the silver-green rosette and can reach an incredible height.

Wildlife Gardens, Exotic Garden, Specimen Plant, Coastal Garden


Full sun

360cm (141.7in)

100cm (39.4in)

Sowing Months Flowering Months

Protect plants with a layer of bracken over the winter months.

Caution: skin irritant
Sow Late May to July at 20-30C (68-86F) on the surface of a good free-draining damp seed compost. Apply a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite, 3mm (1/8in) thick. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 16-22 days. Do not exclude light at any stage as this is beneficial to germination.

Pricking out (Transplanting): Transplant when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots and overwinter in a cool greenhouse or on a windowsill, giving an optimum temperature of around 7C (45F). Planting out: Plant out the following Spring, 1m (3ft) apart in a well drained soil in full sun.


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I only bought the seeds out of curiosity.I had grown the smaller version with average results so only expected one or two seeds to germinate. All 15 seeds germinated and the plants are doing well around the garden, sun and part shade. Plants are currently between 4 and 5 feet and almost growing before my eyes. I can not wait to see the neighbours face when these appear above his fence. Do watch the leaves though , they do cause mild irritation