Echium Mulberry Fields is a brilliant Echium variety producing spectacularly large purple flower spikes profusely throughout the warmer months. This beautiful evergreen perennial has elegant silvery green foliage which not only provides elegant textural contrast for the purple flower spikes, but also provides an attractive and stylish foliar backdrop to both modern and traditional gardens alike. This heavy flowering variety produces long-lasting flowers spikes which provide months of colour at a time. The flower spikes are suitable in large cut flower floral displays. Echium varieties are typically easy to grow and provide spectacular colour from Spring through to late Autumn, with the Spring flush being the most spectacular. A light trim after the first flush of flowers will ensure heavy flowering throughout the season. Echium Mulberry Fields is an improved selection of the traditional species of Echium Fastuosum commonly known as the Pride of Madeira, and is not considered a noxious weed in Australia.
Advantages of Echium Mulberry Fields
Spectacularly large purple flower spikes
Very heavy flowering variety
Beautiful silvery-green foliage
Extended flowering variety
1 - 1.5m height at maturity
2m apart is a suitable planting distance
Prefers full sun but will grow in part shade
Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia
Easy to grow evergreen perennial
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden
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