Echium gentianoides ‘Tajinaste’

Last time I wrote about this echium was for a March Bloom Day post, cursing myself for having transplanted it while it was just beginning to show flower buds.

I am now relieved to report it has made a full recovery.



Any plant with the word “gentian” in its name has to be a sure bet.


From Annie’s Annuals, currently in stock.

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8 Responses to Echium gentianoides ‘Tajinaste’

  1. Ryan Miller says:

    the color is amazing, and I love the color of the buds too (from pink to purple?). It looks really great in front of those crispy leaves that you had in a recent post. Solanum?

  2. Ryan Miller says:

    sorry for the double post. I wonder how these would look with orange Phygelius. too much?

  3. Denise says:

    Ryan, that is the Solanum marginatum on the left. Personally, I like blue with everything, which is a big part of its attraction, and orange phygelius sounds good to me. I sound like such a shill, but kudos to Annie’s for listing such a rare but beautiful and easy-to-grow echium.

  4. Scott says:

    Lovely, looks like they forgave your for moving them…so rare to get that true, pure blue in a flower.

  5. Grace says:

    Beautiful plant, Denise. BTW, I posted on the MIA boxwood but I don’t think it made it. Very well-written chronicle.

  6. Kathy says:

    I put mine in the hell strip. It languishes thus far. Keeping the glass half full.

  7. laguna dirt says:

    amazing how such delicate beauty can be so robust!

  8. That blue is so pure. With those pinky-red buds it’s sublime! I think you’re right about “gentian” in a name.

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