Tower-of-Jewels (Echium wildpretii), packet of 30 seeds, organic

$2.95

Family:  Borage (Boraginaceae)

Hardy to Zones 8 to 12, more frost hardy if kept dry

Cone-shaped biennial to 6 feet tall, endemic to the Canary Islands. The leafy rosette gives rise to thick, upright columns bedecked by rows of coral flowers.  These make an impressive show in warm weather gardens, growing particularly well on the California and Oregon coast, where they prefer full sun and get by on scanty water.  Germination 1 to 3 weeks in warm medium.  Space plants 4 feet apart, these grow quite large.

30 seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown

Tower-of-Jewels (Echium wildpretii), packet of 30 seeds