Echium plantagineum growing shrub herbaceous of the genus Echium also known as Purple viper’s-bugloss, Echium plantagineum perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant and can be hedge plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics climate 9-11a.
Leaves color green with hairy structure in the elliptic shape digitate structure.
Echium plantagineum flowers
Flower color purple or blue, small flower grow on spike in inflorescence flowers attract pollinators
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Requirements for Echium plantagineum growing and care:
Frost free, well drain soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Cutting
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
Whitefly, aphids, spider mite
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Cut the spike of the plant after the bloom (or the seeds)
Size of the plant:
20-50cm, 8-20 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter, flowerpot or containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower:
Blue or purple flowers grow on spike in inflorescence flowers attract pollinators