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0460

Echium Blue Bedder

  • Botanical Name: Echium plantagineum

Plants have masses of bright Violet-Blue upturned bell-like flowers in clusters along branching stems covered with bristly grey hairs. The bushy compact plants with mid green leaves look beautiful in summer beds and borders. Sow seeds late summer/early autumn to flower early summer the next year (or around early summer) to produce a good show in autumn. Excellent bee plant.

Maturity 90 days from direct sowing.

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INFORMATION

DURATION
Annual
OPTIMUM SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION
18-22
DAYS TO GERMINATION
14-21
HEIGHT
45cm
DISTANCE APART TO PLANT SEEDLINGS
30cm
PREFERRED GARDEN POSITION

Full Sun/ Semi-shade
WHEN TO SOW
1.2.3
NUMBER OF SEEDS PER PACKET
200
BEST USE

Bedding Flower

KEY to
WHEN TO SOW

1
EARLY
SPRING
2
LATE SPRING &
EARLY SUMMER
3
LATE SUMMER &
EARLY AUTUMN
   

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