Echium candicans
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Echium candicans

pride of Madeira

  family boraginaceae 
  genus echium 

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Genus  Echium Species  candicans Variety  Cultivar  Common names  pride of Madeira Family  BORAGINACEAE Specimen number  S11899 Data source  HtZn p109
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Biennial Life span  2 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' - 10' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Poor Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 10a-11 AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-04 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  This somewhat tender plant can only survive cold winter nights that dip to 30� Fahrenheit. Echium candicans needs summer days with high heat. Pride-of-Madeira does well in poor soils. This plant likes full sun. It prefers dry soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Echium candicans is typically propagated by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Echium candicans is a biennial. Flowers: Pride-of-Madeira has small blossoms in dense 20" long cone shaped clusters. Flowers begin in June and don't stop until August. The flowers are usually either white or purple.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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