Large purple flower plant in Old Town San Diego

Large purple flower plant in Old Town San Diego.

I’ve tried to search for the proper name of this plant for several days now, but I guess my id process of googling for “purple plant” has resulted in zero hits with similar pictures. This particular bush/plant is located in Old Town San Diego, but I’m sure there are others in the area.

Not sure if you can tell from the image, but it’s at least 9 ft tall if not more. The bees and bumble bees were having a feast on the purple flowers.

If anyone knows the proper name of this plant/flower, please share it below with a comment, I would really appreciate it!

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  • Too easy, you could have done it yourself !

    I didn’t know the plant’s name but now I do : Echium
    All I did was go to Google images and type in exactly what your title said “large purple flower” – there it was on the front page !

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  • Sally Dicken

    More common name is a Pride of Madeira. http://www.easybloom.com/plantlibrary/plant/pride-of-madeira. I’m new to this plant. Trimmed back flowers because they were long and leggy. Plant has not produced more flowers after a couple of months and I’m wondering why.

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