Tower-of-Jewels (Echium wildpretii), packet of 30 seeds
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. Press seeds into surface of fast-draining mix and keep evenly moist, warm and in the light. Germination 1 to 3 weeks. Space plants 4 feet apart, these grow quite large.
30 seeds/pkt., Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s