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chilipepper's Journal

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Echium pininana (for Gismo!)

28 October 2009 13:15:40
Echium pininana

Echium pininana

Gismo, here is a photo of the Echium pininana, growing in the back garden, grew it from seed last Autumn, we have 3 of them in the garden, they should flower next year, friend of mine has one in his front garden for the last 5/6 years and it self seeds prolifically!!!  


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fran m fran m 28 October 2009 13:29:48

How are they against the wind? I might try one in the front as a feature, the front is not as sheltered as the back garden.


Rachel Rachel 28 October 2009 14:52:13

Great hairy monster. I think they're brilliant!


Gismo1981 Gismo1981 28 October 2009 15:19:55

wow thats cool looking already, I cant wait for mine to flower. I hope to sort out where I am going to plant it at the weekend, some other plants are on the move. Thanks for posting that up :O)


chilipepper chilipepper 28 October 2009 19:00:37

Hi Fran, very sturdy, we are right on the coast here, you might need to stalk them early on to point them in the right direction, but once they take they will be fine, if your looking for one Fran let me know am going to grow more from seed in February if your interested!! have sourced seed on the net, very cheap and good range of colours..................


Cloncaw Cloncaw 28 October 2009 19:28:29

Looks interesting great everything you grow from deed, think I'd be a bit impatient. Look forward to seeing it in flower.


MadelineMcKeever MadelineMcKeever 28 October 2009 21:00:48

That looks really healthy. I put a picture of one in flower, in my Glebe Gardens album.


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