Echium wildpretii

In flower this is one of the most incredible sites in the plant world. Big conical towers comprising thousands of small red flowers, 1 to 3m high over rosettes of silvery slim foliage, highly attractive to bees. Hailing from the upper slopes of Mt Teide on Tenerife, this is actually hardier than E. pininana. A success in mild coastal areas/London or potted and overwintered under glass. Bi or triennial. This can be overwintered succesfully in much colder places, even through very nasty winters, if afforded an airy closh

Pot size: 2L
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