In my Celebrating Colour post of 23 Nov, I showed the above photo of Echium wildpretii and wrote that I would do a post on this plant in the near future. Today’s the day! This is a biennial plant that comes from the Canary Islands.
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The three photos above were all taken at Tenerife, Canary Islands by Cornelia Schneider-Frank, Germany and sourced through Pixabay.
The first time I saw the pink-flowered Echium or ‘pink bugloss’ was at the Dunedin Botanic Garden and I was stunned because until then I’d only ever seen the tall blue-flowered Echiums that grow like weeds in some parts of New Zealand. I hadn’t realised a pink-flowered Echium even existed.
Nigel took both of these photos in November 2015 when we were in the Dunedin Botanic Gardens. I couldn’t believe the beauty of the large pink spikes paired with silver-grey foliage!
Growing Echium wildpretii in a garden situation: Texture Plants
Echium wildpretii and other flora in Teide National Park: Tenerife Tourism
Posted by Exploring Colour (2017)