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Pride Of Madeira

Echium candicans

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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

Seed

Seeds can be sown in situ or into trays in spring and summer.

Cuttings

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.

Drought resistant

Can go for extended periods with little water.

Hedge plant

Can provide a screen to create privacy.

Other uses of Pride Of Madeira

Grown for their flowers.

Ornamental

Because of its fast growth rate, it makes an excellent 'plug-in' for garden beds and large borders.

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