Flower - Echium Pininana - Blue Steeple Tower of Jewels
Echium Pininana - Blue Steeple Tower of Jewels
This is a spectacular plant, it initially produces a palm tree-like rosette with a thick woody stem. After about a year or two a flower shoot shoots up with thousands of flowers. This is a real eye catcher and talking point. The bees love this plant.
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.