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Echium pininanaTower of Jewels, Giant Viper's Bugloss, Tree Echium, Echium pinnifolium

Just £3.99

Hardy Biennial
What is Hardy Biennial?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle in two years, growing in
the first year and reproducing and dying in the second. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
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1 packet (25 echium seeds) £3.99 Despatch: by Monday
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No wonder this is also called Tower of Jewels or 'Pride of Tenerife! Exceptionally tall flower spikes packed with either rose or purple-blue flowers, interspersed with silver-green lanceolate leaves.


Wildlife Gardens, Exotic Garden, Specimen Plant, Coastal Garden

Hardy

Full sun

Up to 360cm (141.7in)

Up to 100cm (39.4in)

Easy for all

Easy for all

1 Packet (25 Echium Seeds) (TM06227)

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Sowing Months Flowering Months

Although this species is proving to be quite cold hardy, its best to cover the base of the plants with a little bracken or similar over the winter. They can also be grown in 30cm (12in) pots to flower in a conservatory or cool greenhouse.

Caution: skin irritant
Sow 3mm (1/8in) deep in good seed sowing compost from late May-late July. Germination takes 7-14 days at 18-20C (65-70F).

When large enough to handle, transplant the seedlings to 7.5cm (3in) pots and over-winter in a cool greenhouse, conservatory or on a well lit windowsill with a temperature of around 7C (45F). Plant out the following spring 1m (3ft) apart, into a sunny site with well drained soil.

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Reviews

Giants stalk the allotment 2011-05-15

Patience is required as these can take 2-3 years to mature. They can be destroyed by hard frosts but I sowed them between my fruit trees on the clifftop allotment at Harwich and they drew many admiring comments, I even had a visit from they Mayor. Once sown they grow by themselves and mine made 12-15ft. A magnet for bees. Very pleased.