Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Echium hybrid
(sold as Mr Happy)

Family: Boraginaceae


Type: biennial

Forms: clumping, erect

Max height: 6.6 feet

Max width: 9.8 feet


blue/green, secondary color present, white/off white




Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, bee, specific butterfly species

Exposure: sun

Landscape use: deer resistant

Propagates by: seed

flowers in spring

flowers in summer

Soil types: well drained, wide range

USDA Zones: zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f

Temp. range: +20 to +40 °F

Water: dry, moderate

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