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.
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?
sorry for the double post. I wonder how these would look with orange Phygelius. too much?
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.
Lovely, looks like they forgave your for moving them…so rare to get that true, pure blue in a flower.
Beautiful plant, Denise. BTW, I posted on the MIA boxwood but I don’t think it made it. Very well-written chronicle.
I put mine in the hell strip. It languishes thus far. Keeping the glass half full.
amazing how such delicate beauty can be so robust!
That blue is so pure. With those pinky-red buds it’s sublime! I think you’re right about “gentian” in a name.