Echium candicans (syn. Echium fatuosum) - Pride of Madeira (AGM). It is a large herbaceous biennial subshrub growing to 1.5-2.5m in height. In the first year after germination the plant produced a broad rosette of leaves. In the second and subsequent years woody flowering stalks are produced clothed in rough leaves. The bright blue flowers attract both butterflies and bees. Minimum temperature 5.7c. In frost-prone areas it will need Winter protection and a position in full sun.