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Today's bloom is Echium Species (Echium wildpretii)

Bloom of the Day for December 15th, 2007:

Type of plant: Biennials, Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Bloom color: Red

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 9a to Zone 11

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

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

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30 members have or want this plant for trade.

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rjaymo wrote:
I bought this plant a while ago. I want to know what it is called. and what I need to do to keep the leaves healthy. look at the black tips..what to do?