Common Names: tajinaste azul de cumbre
syn. echium gentianoides
Type: Evergreen shrub
Size: 6 ft high and wide
Flowers: Blue tubular flowers on spikes, spring; light green narrow evergreen leaves to 5 in. long.
Uses: Background, accent, screen, container, tolerates salt spray, wind.
Wildlife: Nectar for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds. Deer resistant.
Soil: Tolerates a variety, but must be well-drained.
Water: Low to medium, a little more in heat.
Sun: Full sun to some shade.
Pruning: Prune to shape and control size. Deadhead to stimulate more bloom.
Pests & Diseases: Rarely mildew, caterpillars, aphids, slugs, snails.
Notes: Not very long-lived, but reseeds naturally. Rare and endangered. Hardy to 25°F.