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Echium gentianoides Tajinaste

Echium gentianoides Tajinaste has exceptionally colored blue flowers and obviously attractive to hummingbirds. This Allens Hummingbird had this plant staked out as was defending it with great vigor. Echium gentianoides Tajinaste is endemic to the top of one volcano on one island in the Canary Islands, La Palma. The Canary Islands are home to a host of drought tolerant plants in the trade so it is no surprise that another might become available. Echium gentianoides Tajinaste grows to 4 feet tall and 5-6 feet wide. Plants require decent drainage and a low water diet once established. Echium gentianoides Tajinaste is hardy into the mid 20°s F.

Echium gentianoides Tajinaste

Blue flowers of Echium gentianoides Tajinaste and an Allen's Hummingbird. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.