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PlantFiles: Echium
Echium boissieri

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Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Echium (EK-ee-um) (Info)
Species: boissieri (boy-see-AIR-ee) (Info)

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Category:
Biennials
Shrubs

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
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:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Silver/Gray
Blue-Green
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Happenstance On Sep 29, 2003, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Named for Pierre Edmond Boissier, 19th century Swiss botanist.

Regional...

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

Clayton, California



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