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Echium pininana help

Hi all
Not sure if there is anyone here who could please help. I took delivery of two echium pininana plants around 1 month ago, they have been doing amazing. Today I finally got around to buying two pots what with all the restrictions in place.
So I've reported them both taking great care not to disturb the roots and they looked brilliant. 
However within 30 minutes or so they have massively wilted. I dont know what to do. Any advice is massively appreciated. I really would hate to think I have killed them.
Thank you

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  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 1,945
    I think @Lyn will be able to help you as she has helped me in the past when I had Echiums. Hopefully she will pick up on this and give you some advice.  :)
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,385
    They don't like being in pots, no matter how big. They can grow to 4m tall, they need to be in the ground.
    Devon.
  • Thank you so much FranIOM. Fingers crossed she sees this.
    Hostafan1 I have read this however echium world where the plants were from have said large pots are completely fine. This is what I have opted for having just recently moved into a new house with the garden in process.
    Thanks 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,385
    Thank you so much FranIOM. Fingers crossed she sees this.
    Hostafan1 I have read this however echium world where the plants were from have said large pots are completely fine. This is what I have opted for having just recently moved into a new house with the garden in process.
    Thanks 

    your plant , your choice.
    I think @Lyn had one which grew to 23 feet. 
    Devon.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,565
    That’s right Hosta, got one in flower at the moment, they get a trunk on them as big as your arm, when they’ve finished flowering and need throwing away, I can even try lifting them, it’s like a tree, they don’t like pots, they don’t like root disturbance, Best left to self seed in the garden and left where they fall.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,385
    I've got one in flower too ( from the seed you gave me @Lyn ) and it's 12 feet tall, plus about another 3 growing along the ground before it turns upright.
    Devon.
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