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Echium Echium

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This Echium is monocarpic and after flowering and fruiting the whole plant dies. It is a large tender plant with a large erect flowering panicle. It can easily reach a height of 10 feet(3mtrs) or more. The size of the panicle and the plant depends on the treatment it recevies during its growing period. The leaves are large up to 2 feet(60cm) and are hairy with stiff hairs. After two years the frost almost killed all the leaves, but it still flowered to produce its large panicle of light blue flowers. Thousands of tiny seeds enable many young plants to survive.

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