Pride of Madeira
This picturesque evergreen shrub is a good plant for mild coastal climates and seaside gardens on a slope or in an area with room to spread out. Great spike-like clusters of bluish-purple flowers stand out dramatically above the long, narrow, hairy, grey-green foliage.
Echium candicans (E. fastuosum)
Leaf texture : Hairy
Leaf length : 6-10"
Leaf shape : Sword-shaped
Leaf color : Grey-green
Flower notes : Flowers bloom in spike-like clusters.
Flower shape : Funnel-shaped
Flower color : Blue
Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen
Average size maturity width : 4-6 ft.
Average size maturity height : 4-6 ft.
USDA Zone : 25 to 30 F (Z9b)
Sunset zone : 14-24
Water requirements : Moderate
Light exposure : Sun
Attractive bark :Yes