Echium amoenum

Red Feathers

Red Feathers (Echium amoenum) is a beautiful, xeric, small growing wildflower from western Asia with unusual russet-red flower spikes that resemble Liatris.
Zones3 - 9
Advantages
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature Height12-15" tall
Mature Spread8-10" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to mid-summer
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC017306

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Red Feathers (Echium amoenum) is a beautiful, xeric, small growing wildflower from the Caucasus Mountains of western Asia. Its russet-red flower spikes resemble Liatris.  Blooming in late spring, it will continue to push new flower spikes through the summer when deadheaded.  But leave some spikes on the plant later in the season to ripen seed. A short-lived perennial, it should be mulched with gravel mulch to encourage it to re-seed itself. Adaptable to average, sandy and clay soils, plant it in a half day to full day of sun. Plant with Creeping Goldenaster (Heterotheca jonesii), Blue Flax (Linum) and  Dark Violet Skullcap (Scutellaria).
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SKUHC017306
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Red Feathers
Botanical Name
Echium amoenum
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Red
Mature Height
12-15" tall
Mature Spread
8-10" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to mid-summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Awards
Plant Select
Ideal Region
Northeast, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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