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Echium pininana

Classification

Order: Lamiales
   Family: Boraginaceae
            Genus: Echium
                        Specie: Echium pininana

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Flower stem to 10 ft (3 m) long with purple flower spike

Uses: Seaside gardens Shrub borders Containers

Zones: 9-10

Description: From La Palma in the Canary Islands, this is a biennial species, leaves appearing as a basal rosette in the first year, flowers in the second year, after which the plant dies. The flower spike soars to 10 ft (3 m) or more in a very short time, and bears l

Growth Habit: Rosette of leaves

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