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Echium vulgare
Echium vulgare

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Zone
Zones A1-A3, 1-45, H1, H2
Full Sun
Full
Regular WaterMinimal Water
Moderate, Minimal
Toxicity
Poisonous if ingested.

Echium vulgare

Boraginaceae
Annuals, Flowers

ECHIUM

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.

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