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Echium Snow Tower

Echium Snow Tower

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Plant name: Echium pininana 'snow tower' 

Other names: Echium pininana alba 'snow tower' 

Category: Hardy biennial 

Plant family: Boraginaceae 

Light preference: Full sun, partial shade

Soil preference: Loam, chalk, sand; acid, neutral; light and free draining soil 

Flowering/fruiting month: June-August 

Size:

  • 2-5 metres height
  • 0.1-0.5 metres spread

Description: These unusual plants are often grown in Cornwall because they are tender. We grew three echium in Sheffield and they reached 22ft in height. They need to survive two winters before they flower so they take some commitment but if they work out they are a very impressive plant.

Care:  If the weather turns super cold we'd suggest a speedy mulch and even a light cover to keep them warm!

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