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Red Feathers (Echium)

Echium amoenum
SKU: HC017306
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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Echium amoenum (Red Feathers) is a beautiful, xeric, small growing wildflower from western Asia with unusual russet-red flower spikes that resemble Liatris.
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Botanical Name
Echium amoenum
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Bee Friendly, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Long Bloom Time, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
12-15" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to mid-summer


A 2010 Plant Select® Winner. Echium amoenum (Red Feathers) 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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