Echium wildpretii

Echium wildpretii

Strange plants called the Tower of jewels

  • Echium wildpretii
  • Echium wildpretii
  • Echium wildpretii
  • Echium wildpretii
  • Echium wildpretii
  • Echium wildpretii
  • Echium wildpretii
  • Echium wildpretii
  • Echium wildpretii
  • Echium wildpretii
  • Echium wildpretii
  • Echium wildpretii
  • Flower name
    Echium wildpretii
  • Scientific name
    Echium wildpretii
  • AliasTower of jewels, 宝石の塔, Echium wildpretii
  • Place of originCanary Islands
  • Place of floweringBotanical Gardens, Overseas, Sub-alpine
  • Flowering seasonMay, June

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.


  • Eye
    Lamiales
  • Family
    Boraginaceae
  • Genus
    Echium
  • Species
    E. wildpretii
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scorpion inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    kidney-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeHalf-Hardy 2-3 years
  • Flower colorsRed
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height160.0 ~ 200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 2.0 cm

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