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
Dry, very well drained
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