Botanical name: Echium candicans (syn. Echium fastuosum)
Common name: Pride of Madeira
USDA zones: 9 to 10; hardy to about 25 degrees Fahrenheit (find your zone)
Water requirement: Little to none
Light requirement: Full sun
Mature size: 5 to 6 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide
Benefits and tolerances: Flowers attract bees, birds and butterflies; deer resistant; drought and coastal tolerant
Seasonal interest: Evergreen; flowers spring through summer
When to plant: Plant seeds in spring; plant cuttings in midsummer.
Caution: Pride of Madeira can irritate skin. Wear proper protection, including gloves, when handling it.