Tower of Jewels
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 wildpretii
Striking oddity from the Canary Islands spends its first year as an attractive, roundish mass of long, narrow leaves covered with silvery gray hairs. It starts to grow the second year. By mid- or late spring, it forms a 6–10-ft.-tall column, 1 ft. or more in diameter, made up of many little rose to rose-red flowers. When all the flowers have faded, the plant dies, leaving behind many seeds. The resulting seedlings may grow and bloom the next year if they are not hoed out.
Native to Madeira. Rather stiff upright growth to 20 ft. tall and about half as wide. Plant is densely...
Striking oddity from the Canary Islands spends its first year as an attractive, roundish mass of long,...
Grows to 7 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide, with an open-growing habit. White flowers.