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Tower of Jewels in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Echium pininana syn. Echium pinnifolium

 

Tower of Jewels

This half-hardy, short-lived perennial bears hairy leaves and funnel shaped, rose or mauve coloured flowers borne in panicles or dense spikes in summer. It requires a winter temperature of 7 - 10C.

 
plant Features
  • Tower of Jewels likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Tower of Jewels likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Tower of Jewels is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Tower of Jewels likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Tower of Jewels

Latin name

Echium pininana syn. Echium pinnifolium

type

Biennial

family

Boraginaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Tower of Jewels likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Tower of Jewels is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Tower of Jewels likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Tower of Jewels likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Tower of Jewels is 0.50meters x 2.50meters 0.50 M 2.50 M

Echium pininana syn. Echium pinnifolium

This half-hardy, short-lived perennial bears hairy leaves and funnel shaped, rose or mauve coloured flowers borne in panicles or dense spikes in summer. It requires a winter temperature of 7 - 10C.


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Flowers appear on established plants from early summer through to late summer.

 

Planting Outdoors Spring

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Present pot grown young plants to their flowering site in early spring when temperatures exceed 10C.

 

Propogation by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Sow the seeds in flowering site in early spring or under glass in autumn, thinning out the seedlings in spring.

 
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