Echium, Tajinaste
Echium gentianoides

Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Echium (EK-ee-um) (Info)
Species: gentianoides (jen-shee-uh-NOY-deez) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Arroyo Grande, California

Bodega Bay, California

Calistoga, California

Davis, California

Fairfield, California

Long Beach, California

Richmond, California

San Jose, California

San Marcos, California

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 28, 2014, Domehomedee from Arroyo Grande, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I've had this plant in ground for over a year now and it has grown from a small plant in a 4" pot to a 2' x 2' plant. It bloomed beautifully this summer and I have collected some seeds and will try to propagate them next spring. The seeds were somewhat difficult to collect, as with all Echiums, the pods are small, sharp, and pokey. I'm hoping to get some volunteers next year.