What is it
Hi, I ordered some Echium Pininana seeds and none of them germinated but this did. Can anyone tell me what it is and what it needs please as it's quite an attractive plant. Thank you in anticipation. Bill
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
That is definitely an Echium. It is just not performing as well as it should. It will be hard to say, exactly, which variety that it is, but it could very well be exactly what you ordered.
Normally, almost the entire Genus is considered invasive. Give it time, and it will spread and reseed. This is the closest relative to your Echium that we have an article on, though they all have almost the exact same care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/vipers-bugloss/growing-vipers-bugloss.htm