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Echium candicans

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Echium candicans

Not the most impressive inflorescence but in its defense it was outdoors all winter in a sheltered spot. The ones in the ground and the shed croaked it so I'm just happy that for some reason this one survived.



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Beautiful delicate colours Meanie .. glad it survived.

26 May, 2015

 

I'm just plain surprised that it survived!

26 May, 2015

 

What happened to it? Typically, the flower spikes are huge with hundreds of flowers. Maybe it's still too young?

27 May, 2015

 

Two things. It's E.candicans not E.wildpretii and read my notes under the photo!!! These paltry few blooms are little miracles!

27 May, 2015

 

Have you seen my photos? E. candicans flower spikes have hundreds of little flowers.

E.wildpretii has thousands of flowers on its flower spikes.

Here's a photo:

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/135457-echium-fastuosum-pride-of-madeira

27 May, 2015

 

"Have you seen my photos? E. candicans flower spikes have hundreds of little flowers."

Ah but yours didn't have to deal with -8°c did they (LMAO)!!!!!

27 May, 2015

amy
Amy
 

its a pretty delicate one I think I may have lost my E.amoenum 'Red Feathers ' there's no sign of it yet !

28 May, 2015

 

I have a seedling of E.amoenum. I lost several (don't ask how).

28 May, 2015

amy
Amy
 

I told a fib !! I've found it half hidden under a shrub soon to be in bloom plus 3 tiny seeds growing in the greenhouse fingers crossed for them !

29 May, 2015

 

That's very true. We've never ever recorded such a cold temperature here (where I live, anyway).

E.wildpretii grows wild in an area called: Half Moon Bay, just south of San Francisco. These plants grow much larger than Wikipedia says. I've seen them pushing 30' (10m) tall. It's an incredible sight when they bloom.

29 May, 2015

 

Lucky you, such a pretty colour....

29 May, 2015

 

I was lucky. But if the winter had been as mild as the last one I would have been super lucky as the one in the ground would have been incredible now instead of dead!

29 May, 2015

 

Amy - that's good news. So many plants are late this year. I bought an Arisaema to replace the ones in the ground that I'd lost - got back and found both had emerged!

Delonix - someone in Kent posted a photo on another forum of his five metre specimen last week! Not bad for the UK.

30 May, 2015

 

Meanie:

Is it a E.wildpretii? I don't think I've ever seen a E. candicans quite that tall here.

30 May, 2015

 

Yes, sorry! It is E.wildpretii.

30 May, 2015

 

I am determined to grow an Ew......

31 May, 2015

 

Go for it, they're easy from seed. The only tricky bit is overwintering them.

31 May, 2015



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