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Beautifully striking and exotic blue cylindrical flower spikes of Echium candicans the Pride of Madeira | Heartwood Seeds UK
Beautiful blue flowers and grey-green foliage of a Pride of Madeira Echium fastuosum candicans plant in a sub-tropical garden
Echium fastuosum syn. Echium candicans Pride of Madeira seeds
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Echium fastuosum (syn. Echium candicans) Pride of Madeira | 20 Seeds | £3.49

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Echium fastuosum (syn. Echium candicans) - Pride of Madeira


A medium-sized shrub endemic to the island of Madeira, with grey-green foliage and beautifully striking blue flower spikes 


Typically growing to around 4-6 feet in height, with the lance-shaped leaves growing to 15-25 cm (6-10 in) long, along with cylindrical spikes of flowers to 30cm (12in) long


When the soil is kept completely dry over the winter months, the plants have been known to survive temperatures down to -15ºC (5ºF), but when the soil is particularly wet plants can be damaged in prolonged (and especially hard) frosts.  Horticultural fleece for colder areas of the UK is sensible


Ideal in sub tropical themed gardens and drought-tolerant gardens


Great for attracting bees, butterflies and birds


Please note: full germination instructions are printed on each pack


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Genus: Echium


Species: fastuosum


Synonym: Echium candicans


English name: Pride of Madeira


Plant type: Perennial, growing like a medium shrub


Eventual height: 4-6 feet (1-2 m)


Season of Interest: Large purple-blue spikes of flowers from spring to summer


Hardiness: Hardy to frosts when soil is dry, down to -15ºC (5ºF) when bone dry; frost tender when soils are wet and in prolonged icy conditions


Sun Exposure: Full sun


Soil: Fertile and well-drained soils


Propagation methods: Seeds and divisions




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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews

Great service and communication, speedy delivery


One of my favourites, although not fully Hardy:(

Jane R.
All seeds germinated!

All seeds germinated - good quality!

Jim F.
Can't wait to see them grow

Very small seed pods to plant

Hanora S.

I planted about 10 seeds on 24th June and have noticed that 2 appear to have germinated. Hopefully they will continue to grow and I shall plant the remaining 10 seeds this week.