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Echium pininana syn. Echium pinnifolium

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2022
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alan1111

Found these growing in a crack in the ground over the winter. Took them home and potted them up and left them to it. They have a good root system now and can be placed in the garden #echium

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jeatacake

Wow that's a great find & lucky they can survive winter there outside. It's just that bit too cold here for them in winter.

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kez001uk

Nice find! Amazing looking things when they’re all grown up 😛

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alan1111

They do well here and wouldn't be unusual seeing them I people's gardens. Funny things is I've being looking for seedling the last couple of years, none could I fined. Like the old saying goes. When you don't need it you'll see it everywhere but if your looking for it there's none to be found 😂 @jeatacake @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@alan1111 and the hard bit of seed sowing has been done for you too 😛 will never be without seeds once these get going!

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alan1111

I know kerry they'll be coming up in the nabours gardens within the next couple of years 😆 @kez001uk

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jeatacake

I'm so envious that you can grow them easily there. I still get the odd seedlings appearing even 3 or 4 years after my last attempt to grow them. They just weren't worth the faff here of bringing them into the greenhouse each winter. That was tricky when they got big! Then, when they flowered, it was a big disappointment, as they were ruined by rain, wind & cold weather! London is the only place I've seen them grow ok outdoors here.

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alan1111

Surprised they don't do well there. Didn't think it got that cold in Liverpool. We're not really that far apart. They do get big so I can see the hassle of storing and moving. Luckily there's a multitude of plants can be used to fill the space you had for them 😉 @jeatacake

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jeatacake

Cheers Alan. I'm actually in St Helens, which is about 20 miles inland & more above sea level. Often below at least -5C. I've even tried fleecing them outside all winter. They only just survived it & looked like they'd been 10 rounds with Mike Tyson! @alan1111

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alan1111

Don't know why I thought you were in Liverpool. Being that bit more inland and altitude would make it that much colder.

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