Botanical name: Echium candicans
Plant type: Herbaceous perennial.
Size (HxW): 2-3m x 2m
Depth and spacing: Plant at the same level as in the pot with roots spread evenly below the soil surface.
Watering: Occasional watering is only required if rainfall is low.
Frost tolerance: Keep protected from severe frosts.
Flowering time: Spring till summer.
Planting time: Anytime
Soil: Well drained but generally not fussy.
Climate: Cool to Sub-Tropical.
Aspect: Full sun.
Fertilizer: Apply a well-balanced fertilizer in winter or at the beginning of spring.
After flowering care: Remove large spent flower spires and cut back hard at the end of autumn.
Comments: Give these plants plenty of room to grow. Not suitable for pots.
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