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Pride of Madeira Echium candicans
Pride of Madeira Echium candicans
Pride of Madeira Echium candicans
Pride of Madeira Echium candicans
Pride of Madeira Echium candicans

'Pride of Madeira' Echium candicans

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  • A truly dramatic garden plant, it produces the most spectacular indigo coloured flower spikes seemingly from nowhere in summer.
  • Despite it's common name of 'Pride of Madeira', it is hardy in the UK down to -5C.
  • It self-seeds in a small area, and once these seedlings have germinated and over-wintered they too may flower away and produce a little colony.
  • Truly spectacular biennial shrub and one of the most favoured plants by bees you can grow.
  • Supplied as an over-wintered plant in a 8L pot, between 30-50cm tall, ready to flower in this first summer.
8L Pot - Item: 680153
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Product Description

A truly dramatic garden plant, a close relative of borage, it produces the most spectacular tall flower spikes seemingly from nowhere in summer.

Despite its common name of 'Pride of Madeira', it is hardy in the UK down to -5C or so, particularly where it is drier in winter. It is biennial, so needs one cold winter after germination to flower - so these plants will flower in their first year and beyond.

Once your echium has established and flowered, it will self-seed prolifically and, unless we have a really harsh winter, you will never have to plant another as you will always have plenty of seedlings!

E. candicans will grow to around 1m (3ft) in its first year, then in its second, it produces its magnificent flower - in milder areas the plants keep growing all year around and, after a frost-free winter, you will see enormous flower spikes.

Expect flowering spikes in July or later.

Young plants can be damaged by frost, and the leaves are easily blackened by cold winds so protect seedlings and one-year old plants if frost threatens.

A common sight in Cornwall as well, Echiums are best grown in very well drained soils, or in large pots with plenty of sand or grit for drainage. When it does grow in spring, keep it well watered between May and August as it grows quickly.

Echiums self-seed over a small area, and once these seedlings have germinated and over-wintered, they too may flower away, and a little colony will appear. Truly spectacular and one of the best plants that you can grow to attract pollinating insects into your garden.

What Is Supplied

Item 680153 supplied as:
Supplied as an over-wintered plant in a 8L pot, between 30-50cm tall, ready to flower in this first summer. Very big, well branched plants

Plant Information

Top Tips

After flowering, the stalk will quickly brown and die off but don't be in a hurry to cut it down until the autumn to allow the seeds to disperse.

Care Guide

  • Grow pride of Madeira in full sun in soil that is poor to moderately fertile and well-drained - highly fertile soil may reduce flowering.
  • Established plants are tolerant of drought, wind and salt so make ideal coastal plants - although in times of drought, they do appreciate extra water.
  • Protect from hard frosts, especially in spring when the flower spikes are beginning to develop.
  • Tall flower spikes may need additional support.
  • Touching the foliage may cause a skin irritation, so wear gloves when pruning or handling.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
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When Your Plant Will Flower
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
150cm
150cm

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So far they have always sent excellent quality plants at a very good price.
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Couldn’t have picked a better plant if I had done it myself. Arrived very well packed and lovely and fresh.
Review Submitted: 22/05/2018 - 07:47:05
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Review Submitted: 22/05/2018 - 13:05:29
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A few branches were broken when the box was opened but as the plant had been carefully packed and the box it came in was battered, this probably was the result of bad handling by the delivery company. The item, luckily, was quite big and still had a good shape and once planted the damage was negligible. If the plant does flower this summer, as promised, it will look magnificent. Very impressed with the quality of the plant and will buy again from Garden Bargains.
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I wouldn?t have bought this at the full price but at the reduced price it was good value and a very impressive plant.
Review Submitted: 22/05/2018 - 01:08:13
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good service
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this plant arrived very healthy and in excellent condition buds are already showing,

very pleased
Review Submitted: 18/05/2018 - 10:20:35
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I have only ordered twice so far, service has been good.
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A lovely large healthy plant
Review Submitted: 17/05/2018 - 20:26:10
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Great Delivery
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Unusual Plant. Good Size
Review Submitted: 16/05/2018 - 15:27:37
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Had to get 2 of 4 items replaced. Thinking I maybe should have done the same with a third.
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gr8
Review Submitted: 14/05/2018 - 16:19:57
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packaging could be better on the larger items
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as a growing plant it is difficult to give a better ratind
Review Submitted: 14/05/2018 - 20:22:58
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Package arrived in the time stated and in good condition.
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Plant looks in excellent condition.
Review Submitted: 14/05/2018 - 19:34:45
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Whilst the service was good, the packaging of the plants was poor. Two plants were crushed into carton type packaging resulting in the pots being broken and several stems of the plants torn off and the plants squashed and mis-shapen.
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Damaged by inapropriate packaging.
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Excellent service, easy to order delivery as stated
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Very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the plant and the amount of foliage on it
Review Submitted: 12/05/2018 - 20:43:21
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Excellent quality large healthy plant
Review Submitted: 11/05/2018 - 13:17:18
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