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Echium amoenum (Red Feathers)

Red Feathers


Echium amoenum (Red Feathers) is short lived perennial forming a compact clump of hairy lance-shaped leaves topped by striking russet-red flower spikes from late spring to frost. Remove spent flower spikes to promote new flower spikes and extend the blooming season of the plant. After flowering, Red Feathers makes seeds and dies. However, it self-seeds readily, maintaining its striking presence in the garden. Undemanding and drought tolerant, Red Feathers grows well in warm, dry areas and is perfect for water-wise gardens.

  • Grows up to 10-14 in. tall (25-35 cm) and 6-8 in. wide (15-20 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in dry to medium, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Attractive to hummingbird, bees and butterflies but deer resistant.
  • Propagate by seed.
  • All parts may cause stomach upset if ingested.
  • Native to the Caucasus Mountains in northern Iran.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10" – 2' (25cm – 60cm)
Spread 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spacing 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10" – 2' (25cm – 60cm)
Spread 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spacing 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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