2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Pride Of Madeira Overview
Free-flowering shrub with spikes of deep blue flowers in summer. This fast-growing, grey-leaved plant is excellent for dry areas. It is rather short-lived but self-seeds easily or grow from cuttings. It makes a beautiful impressive eye-catching border plant in large areas, even when not in flower.
Common problems with Pride Of Madeira
Vine Weevils and Spider Mites can be problematic outdoors, whereas Whitefly and Spider Mite infestations are more likely indoors.
Pride Of Madeira Companion Plants
Pair with other bold coloured plants like bougainvillea.
How to harvest Pride Of Madeira
Generally not harvested
How to propagate Pride Of Madeira
Seeds can be sown in situ or into trays in spring and summer.
Root semi-ripe cuttings in mid-summer, in a light seedling mix.
Special features of Pride Of Madeira
Attracts useful insects
Butterflies and bees feed on the flowers' nectar.
Can go for extended periods with little water.
Can provide a screen to create privacy.
Other uses of Pride Of Madeira
Grown for their flowers.
Because of its fast growth rate, it makes an excellent 'plug-in' for garden beds and large borders.