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** Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 Bank Holiday - Mail Order Deliveries **

Due to the first week in June being a 3 day working week we are planning to suspend dispatching plants during that week. We will do our best to get any existing orders sent this coming week (commencing 23rd MAY).  Orders received after 20th May could be subject to delay as our courier is expecting the following week (commencing 6th June) to be very busy.

If your order is urgent please let us know and we will see what we can do.

Buy 6 or more tender, half-hardy or exotic plants online and get 20% off

20% off Hardy Shrubs until 30th June

Echium candicans

Common Name: Pride of Madeira
Plant Family: Boraginaceae
Plant Type: Half-Hardy Shrub

Buy 6 or more Tender and half-hardy plants online and get 20% off


A large half-hardy shrub with 30cm long spikes of electric blue flowers in early summer. Should survive outside in mild areas in well drained soil. Cover with fleece if frost is forecast. Short lived, but replacement plants can be grown from seed.

We used to have a huge one in the greenhouse in Shrubland Park which lived for severla years and got to a height of around 10 feet

20% off 6 or more
Exotics
Echium candicans
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POT SIZE/QUANTITY:  9 cm
RHS Award of Garden Merit:  Yes
Season of Interest:  Mid-summer
Bee and Butterfly:  Both
Sun or Shade:  Sun
Height:  medium (up to 6 feet)
Minimum temperature:  Hardy to minus 5 deg. C
Planting Style:  mediterranean
Flower Colour:  Blue

Availability:  

  

This item will be available from 16/06/2022

Price:  £5.85
List Price:  £6.50
Saving Of:  £0.65 (10%)
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Mainland UK  £8.50 -£10 Local delivery Postcodes IP1 through to IP8 & CO10 (minimum order value £25) FREE
Seeds & cuttings only  £2 Collect from our Nursery (Elmsett, Suffolk, IP7 6LZ) FREE
Scottish Highlands & offshore Islands From £10 We only send plants & seeds to UK locations (excl. Northern Ireland) Sorry we cannot ship to any other Country due to British Plant Health regulations on the export of plants post Brexit. There are no exceptions unfortunately  

 

See our delivery information page for details

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Quantity or Pot size" on plant information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.