More scratch/tear than burn if it's like other echiums.
Wearing gloves is down to you and how much trouble it's causing you
I think it's that annual one that comes in pink and white as well.
the coloured bits are bracts and the flowers are tiny and white
and the name will come to me in a minute
2 isn't a caryopteris but the name is eluding me atm
how come aym can see a pic and I can't?
that's my thought too, but I don't know them well
some recent rudbckias gone mad we had on the forum were helianthus
I think the aster is Stokesia laevis, Stoke's aster.
and the variegated one Amaranthus tricolor
and the shrub Crinodendron hookerianum
I had a forest of avocado one year after I spread the contents of the compost heap. 6inches tall in the first year from seed. Never seen again after winter. Easy to germinate, good fun, not a food crop