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Pride of Madeira Echium candicans
Pride of Madeira Echium candicans
Pride of Madeira Echium candicans
Pride of Madeira Echium candicans

'Pride of Madeira' Echium candicans

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Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
RHS Garden Merit
  • A truly dramatic garden plant, it produces the most spectacular indigo-coloured flower spikes seemingly from nowhere in summer.
  • Despite its common name of 'Pride of Madeira', it is hardy in the UK down to -5C.
  • It self-seeds in a small area, and once these seedlings have germinated and over-wintered they too may flower away and produce a little colony.
  • Truly spectacular biennial shrub and one of the plants most favoured by bees that you can grow.
  • Supplied as an over-wintered plant in a 2L pot, between 30-50cm tall, ready to flower in its first summer.
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Product Description

A truly dramatic garden plant, a close relative of borage, it produces the most spectacular tall flower spikes seemingly from nowhere in summer. Despite it's common name of 'Pride of Madeira', it is hardy in the UK down to -5C or so, particularly where it is drier in winter. It is biennial, so needs one cold winter after germination to flower - so these plants will flower in their first year and beyond.

Once your echium has established and flowered, it will self-seed prolifically and, unless we have a really harsh winter, you will never have to plant another as you will always have plenty of seedlings!

E. candicans will grow to around 1m (3ft) in its first year, then in its second, it produces its magnificent flower - in milder areas the plants keep growing all year around and, after a frost-free winter, you will see enormous flower spikes. Plants are not frost hardy, and the leaves are easily blackened by cold winds so protect seedlings and one-year old plants if frost threatens.

A common sight in Cornwall as well, Echiums are best grown in very well drained soils, or in large pots with plenty of sand or grit for drainage. When it does grow in spring, keep it well watered between May and August as it grows quickly.

Echiums self-seed over a small area, and once these seedlings have germinated and over-wintered, they too may flower away, and a little colony will appear. Truly spectacular and one of the best plants that you can grow to attract pollinating insects into your garden.

What Is Supplied

Item 680023 supplied as:
Supplied as an over-wintered plant in a 2L pot, between 30-50cm tall, ready to flower in this first summer.
Item 680195 supplied as:
Supplied as an over-wintered plant in a 5L pot, ready to flower in this first summer.

Plant Information

Top Tips

After flowering, the stalk will quickly brown and die off but don't be in a hurry to cut it down until the autumn to allow the seeds to disperse.

Care Guide

  • Grow pride of Madeira in full sun in soil that is poor to moderately fertile and well-drained - highly fertile soil may reduce flowering.
  • Established plants are tolerant of drought, wind and salt so make ideal coastal plants - although in times of drought, they do appreciate extra water.
  • Protect from hard frosts, especially in spring when the flower spikes are beginning to develop.
  • Tall flower spikes may need additional support.
  • Touching the foliage may cause a skin irritation, so wear gloves when pruning or handling.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
150cm
150cm
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