Flower - Echium Italicum
This suberb specimen plant makes an impressive rosette of many long, branching, hairy grey stems. The sprays of icing pink flowers around the stems are produced from June until October, with the main, quite spectacular flush, in July.
Sow finely and evenly. Cover thinly with compost or grit. Sow in a cool covered light spot outside, and keep moist. Grow individual seedlings in 3" pots.