2 years to reach maturity
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Echium pininana can be grown as a biennial species or a short-lived perennial if the climate is mild enough. It produces humongous inflorescences up to 4m in height, with funnel-shaped pink-purple to blue flowers surrounded by showy modified leaves, termed bracts. Foliage is lance-shaped and silvery-green in colour, leaves measure approximately 7cm in length and are covered in silver hairs. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
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How to propagate Giant Viper's Bugloss
Root semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.
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Grown for their flowers.