Echium pininana seeds – ( Tower of jewels)

$6.60

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Description

This is a very handsome plant , which bears huge towers of blue flowers , which are beloved of bees and other flying insects. It is quite hardy, and can tolerate some cold but should be sheltered from frosts. It has been granted a Royal Horticultural Award of Merit

 

Sowing advice
Sow seeds in spring and summer. Sow 3mm deep into moist well-drained seed compost. Ideal temp. 21°C. Germination takes 21-45 days. When large enough to handle transplant seedlings to 8cm pots and grow on. Shelter over the first winter in a cool greenhouse, conservatory or well lit windowsill at about 7°C. Plant out the following spring with 90cm spacing.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Biennial

Common Name

Tower of Jewels

Family

Boraginaceae

Maximum Height

approx 3.5 m

Number of seeds in packet

approx 20