Blue Echium Succulent


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Blue Echium fastuosum Live Plant (Pride of Madeira) – Shipped in 2.5″ x 4″ inch pots.

Echium fastuosum, or Echium candicans, is also known as pride of Madeira, being native to Madeira and is part of the Boraginaceae family. Echium fastuosum is big, bold and beautiful. This half-hardy biennial is a showy, evergreen, perennial plant that can reach up to 5 – 8 ft tall and 6-10 feet wide. It is a large picturesque plant with coarse heavy branches and an excellent foliage plant. Spike like clusters of bluish purple flowers standout above the foliage in the spring. Use Echium against walls and at the back of flower borders or on slopes for a dramatic effect. Pride of Madeira makes a bold addition to any xeric landscape. In their natural habitat they grow on windswept limestone outcrops. The striking blooms make it attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. This Echium has evergreen lanceolate leaves, which are about 8 in (20 cm) long

Survives zones 9-11 and treat it like succulent. Plenty of sunshine