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how to prune an echium

marla

By Marla

United Kingdom Gb

I bought an echium last year after seeing them on a recent visit to cornwall. however, mine seems to have gone very bushy and not flowering. can anybody suggest what to do or how to cut it back.


On plant Echium pininana


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Cut the dead flowers (if any) off during summer and prune back hard in autumn to keep its shape. These plants don't grow well in pots as their 2-3m high and 1-2m wide frame needs to be kept within a spacious garden bed.

16 Jul, 2008

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