Saturday, June 4, 2011

Echium- Desiree

I hope I didn't post this already! I wanted to share it with this group. I was out at the golf course for a plein aire paint out I saw these beautiful blue echium, clusters of purple and blue flowers stand on tall stalks. The plant can stand about 3-4 feet tall when it blooms but can become woody and not very pretty if left unattended. Best if planted in background or on slopes away where they have room to grow. They are so showy when they are blooming though!


  1. I don't think I've ever seen these...they're lovely!

  2. beautiful contrast between bright flower colours and soft dark leaves- I really like this!

  3. Just lovely. I encountered the very tall form two weeks ago on holiday and the native low form yesterday on cliffs. It's a beautiful plant.


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