Star of Madeira

Echium fastuosum

A fast-growing coastal evergreen shrub grown for its striking, upright form and flowering stalks densely clothed in small, lavender blue flowers. Whorled leaves are coated in tiny hairs, and create a textured display of gray-green. Extremely attractive to hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies, yet left alone by deer, this species is prone to spreading by self-sowing. An excellent background planting for flowering beds or borders, or massed on hillsides and slopes.


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Star of Madeira

Echium fastuosum
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Special Features

Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.