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Echium plantagineum

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Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Echium (EK-ee-um) (Info)
Species: plantagineum (plan-tuh-JIN-ee-um) (Info)

Synonym:Echium lycopsis

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Category:
Biennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Red
Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral plantaholic186 On Feb 8, 2010, plantaholic186 from Winnetka, IL wrote:

A lovely plant that actually reseeds in my zone 5 garden. Not prolifically, mind you, but I do get second and third flushes of flowers from the new seedlings, and a fair number of the seeds overwinter.

However, all Echium is POISONOUS to animals. I believe it's like Crassulaceae plants, in that it takes substantial and chronic ingestion to really go to town on a pet's liver.

Nonetheless, keep it away from your pets.

Regional...

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

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Hercules, California
Oakland, California
Richmond, California
Sacramento, California
South China, Maine
Summerville, South Carolina
Austin, Texas



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