Echium wildpretii

Strange plants called the Tower of jewels

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    Echium wildpretii @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Echium wildpretii @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Echium wildpretii @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Echium wildpretii @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Echium wildpretii @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Echium wildpretii @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Echium wildpretii
Formal Name
Echium wildpretii
Alias
Tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii
Habitat
Canary Islands
Morph
Half-Hardy 2-3 years

Comment

What is Echium wildpretii

Echium wildplettei (scientific name:Echium wildpretii), is half-hardy 2-3 years grass of the family boraginaceae native to Canary Islands. In Japan, Kyoto Prefectural Botanical Garden made the flower bloom first. The spike of one that increased straight of 2m become pyramidal.16,000-20,000 (botanical garden investigation) floret of the red to light pink color gathers to the spike and blooms and is called the tower (Tower of jewels) of the jewel by another name because the state is beautiful. Anthers are blue, and the pistils are white. Slim leaves grow from the origin and look like mignonettes because there are many gray heads. Flowers bloom from late May to early June. This grass prefers good drainage of dryness. It is used to potted plants and flower beds. 

Common name: Echium wildpretii , Scientific name:Echium wildpretii, aka: Tower of jewels, origin: Canary Islands, living type: Half-Hardy 2-3 years grass, height: 160-200 cm, grass width: 60 cm, leaf, linear lanceolate, leaf length: 20 cm, leaf color: gray-green (white-haired there), flowering in late May-early June, flowers high: 120 cm-, Small flower color: Red-pink, floret number: 16000-20000, long inflorescence shape: pyramidal panicles, bract: fine, anther color: blue, pistil colors: white, uses: flower, potted plants, notes: drainage of dryness you prefer.

Detailed information

Order
Lamiales
Family
Boraginaceae
Genus
Echium
Species
E. wildpretii
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Scorpion-Type Inflorescence
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Kedney
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Botanic gardenOverseasSub-high mountain
Color
Red
Season
MayJun
Height
160 ~ 200 [cm]
Diameter
1 ~ 2

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