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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 Characteristics

Leaf texture : Hairy

Leaf length : 6-10"

Leaf shape : Sword-shaped

Leaf color : Grey-green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Flowers bloom in spike-like clusters.

Flower shape : Funnel-shaped

Flower color : Blue

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 4-6 ft.

Average size maturity height : 4-6 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 25 to 30 F (Z9b)

Sunset zone : 14-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes