Echium ‘Star of Madeira’

          Star of Madeira


Horticultural Notes

5′ x 6-8′          Star of Madeira is an evergreen shrub that sends up tall spikes of lavender-blue flowers.  (This selection is the variegated form of the ‘Pride of Madeira’)  The plant can get big so give it space.  After flowering prune all the tips back to good leaf growth, not into bare woody stems.  These shrubs tend to get old and woody after 3-4 years so pruning the old flowers is important.  Plant in full sun and give moderate water.