Echium wildprettii

Tower of Jewels

One of the most spectacular plants in the world, producing a dense rosette up to 1 metre in diameter of narrow lance shaped, silver  leaves.  A tower of  thousands of funnel shaped red flowers, emerge from a 2-3 metre high spire which are arranged in arching circles.  

This spectacular Echium comes from the high volcanic slopes of the Canary Islands and should be grown in a very sheltered position or overwintered in a greenhouse or conservatory where the roots should not be allowed to  freeze. 

Very drought tolerant and needs a free draining soil. Do not overwater. 

The whole plant will die after flowering which can take 2 - 3 years. 

Photo: Grombo from Wikimedia Commons

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£ 9.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Boraginaceae    

Tender perennial    

H2    

2-3 metres    

100cm    

Silver green    

Red    

Dry, very well drained    

Full sun

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