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Pride of Madeira

May 9, 2012

Echium candicans

I had originally mistaken this plant for Buddleja Davidii (Butterfly Bush), but I’ve been told it is actually Pride of Madeira. You can see it flowering all over the hill and sea-side suburbs of Christchurch.  I’ve been amazed at how they replicate all over the garden and in great numbers – and seem to even thrive in really poor soil including clay banks. I do pull them out, but then almost seemingly overnight they are back!

Echium candicans


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Published on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012, under Nature

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