Pride of Madeira (Echium fastuosum), packet of 30 seeds
Family: Borage (Boraginacea)
Hardy to Zones 9 to 10
Woody perennial shrub flowering in showy upright spikes tp 6 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Native to the island of Madeira in the Canary Islands. Plant prefers maritime exposure in sun, fast-draining, dryish soils. Basically an extraordinarily showy landscape plant that nourishes a lot of bees with copious nectar. The upright spikes crowd densely on the bush, providing long-lasting neon-purple color. Sow the seeds in warm soil, tamp and keep warm and in the light. Germ in 1 to 3 weeks. The first year the plants produce a low-lying rosette and the they bush out and produce multiple flowers second year and ongoing.
30 seeds per packet, open pollinated, untreated, no gmo’s