E is for Echium

Echium can be annuals, biennials, evergreen perennials or shrubs, with simple, coarsely hairy leaves and funnel-shaped flowers borne in panicles or dense spikes in summer. They look quite dramatic in a walled garden border or a courtyard garden.

E = echiums

The header image is from the Carmel Mission in California click the link to read more about the gardens there.