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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 Echium candicans 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 candicans

This information about Echium candicans 'Select Pink' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.