Echium candicans

Echium candicans

Strange plants called the Tower of jewels

  • Echium candicans
  • Echium candicans
  • Echium candicans
  • Echium candicans
  • Echium candicans
  • Echium candicans
  • Echium candicans
  • Echium candicans
  • Echium candicans
  • Echium candicans
  • Flower name
    Echium candicans
  • Scientific name
    Echium candicans
  • Aliasエキウム, 宝石の塔, マデイラの誇り
  • Place of originMadeira Island (the western coast of Africa)
  • Place of floweringPotted flower, Specific area
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, June

What is Echium candicans

Echium candicans (scientific name: Echium candicans) is native to Madeira Island (Portugal) and is a cold-resistant perennial plant of the family Boraginaceae. It is also called 'Jewel tower' or 'Madeira's pride'. In the first year it makes develop the leaves into rosettes. Leaves have many white hair so it looks like silver gray. In spring to summer,
extend a conical long flower stalk from the center of the stock and make 2000 blue flowers around the circumference. Although the petals are blue, long standing stamens are red, so it seems purple to a long distance. It is a honey source plant where butterflies and honey bees gather. The genus name "Echium" is from Echioun "Echion" appearing in Greek mythology or because it was made a medicinal herb for echios (snake) poison. Species name "candicans" means "candida (white hairy)".

Common name: Echium candicans, Scientific name: Echium candicans, aka: Tower of jewels, Pride of Madeira, Place of origin: Madeira Islandon on the western coast of Africa (Portuguese territory) , Life type: Cold-resistant perennials, environment: Place of dryness with good drainage, plant height: 150-250 cm, grass width: 60 cm, leaf shape: linear lanceolate shape, leaf length Flowering period: April to June, Inflorescence height: 100 cm, Floret color: Blue, Number of florets: 16,000 to 20,000 petals, Inflorescence type: 20 cm, Leaves: Alternate, leaves Color: Silver gray Pyramidal spirals (convoluted flowers, scorpion type inflorescences), bract: elongated, corolla: funnel shape, antherish: blue, stamen color: red, use: flower bed, potted plant, honey.


  • Order
    Lamiales
  • Family
    Boraginaceae
  • Genus
    Echium
  • Species
    E.candicans
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scorpion inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Funnel/trumpet shaped
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typecold-resistant perennial plant
  • Flower colors Purple Blue
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height150.0 ~ 250.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 2.0 cm

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