Grown for their striking form and flower clusters. All do well in dry, poor soil but need good drainage. All are excellent for seacoast gardens. Flowers attract bees. Give little or no water in mild-summer climates, weekly irrigation during summer in hotter areas.Echium vulgare
Biennial grown as an annual. European native blooms the first year if sown between early fall and earliest spring. Grows to 1–3 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide. Leaves are covered with stiff white bristles; blue, white, or pink flowers appear in spikelike clusters. Endures aridity and poor soil. Seeds freely and can become a pest if seedlings are not hoed out.
Longtime favorites for colorful, round flowers, typically in summer and early fall.
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These vary from pea-size types to narrow, 7-in.-long forms, but all are pungent, ranging from mildly h...
Easy-to-grow Western natives that are related to phlox. Slender plants with finely cut leaves and colo...