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jmorth
May 14, 2014 11:07 PM CST
Wow!
The Echiums around here (a wildflower) get about a foot tall, they're called Viper's Bugloss (E. vulgare)
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
May 14, 2014 11:14 PM CST
There are quite a few echiums...I do have seeds for the viper's bugloss that were given to me and I've just sown. I've grown the Pride of Madeira / e. fastuosum or candicans and e. pininana and e. wildpretii, but there are others that I've not tried yet. There's another e. pininana just down the road from me here that's about that same size and I've been thinking I need to go over there and poke around for seedlings beneath it...they usually throw off a lot of volunteers. I also brought an e. simplex with me up here in the move that should flower this year.

I don't see how anyone could see that plant and not want to grow it...lol..
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
central Illinois
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jmorth
May 14, 2014 11:17 PM CST
It's monumental!
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
May 14, 2014 11:36 PM CST
Too bad it wouldn't grow back there...imagine the fun you could have with it...lol..Have you looked up some of the other echiums to see how large they get? Quite impressive and I've gone now from a couple of acres to a small city lot and I'd really like a 'stand' of each of these and I'm trying to figure out how I can squeeze them in....I do have a few gardening neighbors with some extra room...perhaps at some point I can convince a few of them to grow some of these on their properties.....maybe...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
central Illinois
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jmorth
May 14, 2014 11:43 PM CST
I perceive you're settling in fine. Good to hear.
If you could involve enough neighbors maybe you could change the name to Echium Pass or something.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
May 14, 2014 11:52 PM CST
Maybe...we do have an interesting 'interactive' neighborhood. I'd just come home from the grocery store day before yesterday and heard someone behind me say , "Hi..." ..when I turned around it was a neighbor from down the road a ways..she walks a lot and knows everyone here. So...she asked if I happened to have an onion and I said, "Oh...you need an onion?"..."No," she replied, ..."but Jack, across the road, needs one for his stew..."...so I gave her an onion and she took it to him...

Jack is elderly, goes fishing a lot and brings fish to everyone...everyone seems to have something to contribute, so I'm doing a lot of seed sowing and think that my contribution to the neighborhood will be plants....I'll sneak a few echiums in...they won't know what hit them....lol..maybe line the road with them...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
central Illinois
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jmorth
May 15, 2014 12:13 AM CST
Cool! Sounds like a nice place.
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