Today's bloom is Echium Species (Echium wildpretii)

Bloom of the Day for August 2nd, 2009:

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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plantladylin wrote:
Great photo ... cool looking plants! I've never heard of these and am going to read more!

onewish1 wrote:
wow how neat

dave wrote:
I wish this was hardy for us here. What a statement that plant makes!

angele wrote:
Wowee!!! Those are really something!