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jamesshobbs

Hello everyone I am from Buckinghamshire and been gardening most of my life and still learning new things everyday

Echium (Unknown Variety)

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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jamesshobbs

It's my 1st year growing these any tips? Have a good day everyone #echium

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juliesgarden

Morning James 👍

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Chester14

They grow tall,may need support good luck @jamesshobbs

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jamesshobbs

@Chester14 hopeing to get them to 3 metres

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titchyfra

Sorry , no advice from me as never grown them

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karmey

What colour will it be James? 😊

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jamesshobbs

@karmey it's hopefully blue

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brightcolours

Steve grows them. @lamaisonbleueoleron

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lamaisonbleueoleron

Hi James, If your in the south of U.K. you will need protection during the winter months they don't like the cold, or frost will kill them. If you plan to plant them out they will need a sunny spot but sheltered from the wind. If it's a #echiumpininana it may grow about 2M but some other grow 1.5 depending on climate. Hope the info help, when potting on they don't like having they roots disturbed, be careful when either potting on or planting out great plants an good luck.

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jamesshobbs

@lamaisonbleueoleron thank you I will treat them as annuals and just have them as summer plants

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lamaisonbleueoleron

Do you start then from seeds? Expensive plant to be having just for one season they take two to three years before they come into flower! I have grown them in 5l plants and just use a fleece bag over then during the winter. You could try the #echiumcandicans little more stronger and doesn't die back once flower and grow more like a shrub great plant. I have had one go below - ° for a few days and come back stronger.

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jamesshobbs

I brought them as plugs last year I will try and remember to fleece the next winter

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