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Products > Echium candicans 'Select Pink'
 
Echium candicans 'Select Pink' - Pink Pride of Madeira

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Boraginaceae (Borages)
Origin: Madeira Islands (Atlantic Ocean)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [E. fastuosum 'Select Pink']
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Echium candicans 'Select Pink' (Pink Pride of Madeira) - Long, gray-green leaves are held at the ends of the branches on this evergreen shrub that grows to 6+ feet tall by about as wide. This form seems more upright than 'Select Blue' and our seedling plants. Large stalks of small medium pink flowers bloom in the spring and into the summer. A good plant for seaside gardens. Plant in full sun. It is drought tolerant in mild coastal gardens. Hardy to about 25 degrees F. This selection was given to us by Santa Barbara horticulturist Bruce Van Dyke. We discontinued growing this plant in 2006 and replaced it with 'San Bruno Pink' which has better form. For more information on the species please see our listing for called Echium candicansThe information provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Echium candicans 'Select Pink'.