Botanical Name: Echium candicans 'Select Blue'
 Common Name: 'Select Blue' Pride Of Madeira
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub

 

Height Range

3-6', 6-12'

 

Flower Color

Blue

 

Flower Season

Spring

 

Leaf Color

Grey Green, Light Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Very Low, Low

 

Growth Rate

Fast

 

Soil Type

Clay, Rocky

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

Ranch, Seascape, Spanish

 

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Specimen

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring

 

Location Uses

Foundation

 

Special Uses

Container, Erosion Control, Naturalizing

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by:

Photographer: Steve Mullany

  • Description

  • Notes

Select blue flowering form of Echium fastuosum. This evergren shrub grows to 6-8' tall by 8-10' wide. Spikes of blue flowers appear in spring. Plant in full sun to light shade, with little to no summer irrigation once established. Hardy to 25 degrees F. Avail. in 1G., 5G., 15G.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.