Echium pininana
'Blue Steeple'

 

Straight out of Jurassic Park, massive, conical, blue-purple spires are an eye-boggling sight and a bee and hummer’s delight! Thriving in temperate coastal climates, it can take several years to bloom above the low tropicalesque leafy rosettes. Undemanding and drought tolerant, just provide fairly well-drained soil and a bit of Summer water during hottest days. Best in full sun but tolerates a bit of shade. Protect from frost in year one. Reliably self-sows, any excess seedlings are a cinch to remove. Deer resistant.

Annie

Sun/Pt.Sun
Low Water

Biennial/Triennial
USDA zones 9b-11