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PlantFiles: Variegated Pride of Madeira
Echium candicans 'Death Star'

Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Echium (EK-ee-um) (Info)
Species: candicans (KAN-dee-kans) (Info)
Cultivar: Death Star


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Kell On Apr 17, 2006, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This drought tolerant sport of 'Star of Madeira' is great for seaside gardens and can be planted in full sun. It blooms in spring and summer and gets about 5 feet by 7 feet in size. This sport is similar to another sport from 'Star of Madeira' called Echium candicans 'Starburst.'

All parts are poisonous.

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