Shrubs: Pride of Madeira in the Virtual Garden Tour at the Ohlone College Newark Center

Pride of Madeira (Echium fastuosum)

  • Perennial shrub with spear-shaped leaves and spikes of light blue flowers that emerge in spring
  • Native to the Portuguese island of Madeira
  • Planted as a reliable ornamental plant well-adapted to this area’s climate

—Photos by Lenna Withrow.