Echium decaisnei

Echium decaisnei

  • Botanical name: Echium decaisnei
  • Family: Boraginaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
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Native to the Canary islands, Echium decaisnei is a perennial, shrubby echium with light green leaves and white flowers with pretty pink/blue throats. Like all echiums, the blooms are adored by bees and other pollinators. It’s perfect for growing in a mixed, sunny border or as part of a patio container display.


Grow Echium decaisnei in  sheltered, sunny site in well-drained soil or cactus compost. Protect from frost in winter or grow in a container, which you can move indoors in autumn. Be careful when handling, the sap can irritate the skin and the whole plant is toxic if eaten. 

How to grow Echium decaisnei

  • Plant size

    2m height

    75cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Collect seeds
Collect seeds

Do not Collect seeds in January

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Do Collect seeds in September

Do Collect seeds in October

Do not Collect seeds in November

Do not Collect seeds in December

Echium decaisnei and wildlife

Echium decaisnei is known for attracting bees and other pollinators.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Echium decaisnei poisonous?

Echium decaisnei can be toxic.

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Toxic to Cats

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Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Livestock

Plants that go well with Echium decaisnei