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22.4.18

STUNNING BEAUTY OF PRIDE OF MADEIRA (素晴らしい美しさのマデイラの誇り)


Echium candicans, commonly known as pride of Madeira, grows its flower spikes
 in the border, just beside the arbour seat.
There are more than a dozen of spikes this year.
The spike consists of a huge number of tiny slightly-purplish blue flowers,
and it sometimes grows up to two feet long.
Its height is already more than six feet. 
So, it looks so gorgeous and becomes a focal point of the garden.


The shining outline of flower spikes in the back light of the sun looks so stunning.
逆光で光る花穂の輪郭がとても綺麗 




Roses are growing their shoots with flower buds in the main garden behind Echium flowers.
エキウムの背後には花芽をつけた枝葉を伸ばすバラたちが見えます. 

マデイラの誇りと呼ばれるエキウム・カンディカンスが
ボーダーのアーバーシートの横で花穂を伸ばしています.
今年は花穂が十数本でています.
この花穂は数え切れないほどたくさんの小さなちょっと紫がかったブルーの花からなり
花穂は時に60センチにもなり、
草丈はすでに180センチを越えています.
そのため、とてもゴージャスで庭のフォーカルポイントにもなります.

2 comments:

  1. What a great plant for the garden. I may have to see if I can plant one and hope it does as well as yours.

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    1. Echium candicans is not popular yet in Japan.
      I looked at it for the first time in my friend's garden, and was fascinated by it. I happened to find a young plant on the web.
      I find many self-sown seedlings around it, and I pot them up and give some of them to my friend.

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